Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Darcy Coughlan
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Coastal Carolina University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Darcy Coughlan
Associate Director
Sustain Coastal
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
The purpose of the Presidents’ Council on Sustainability and Coastal Resilience is to advise the president and senior administrators on all campus sustainability issues and review progress on transforming Coastal Carolina University into a sustainable university.

The goal of the council is to be transformative – deeply embedding principles of sustainability into campus culture, ethos, curriculum, and community engagement toward making CCU a model for Coastal Sustainability and resilience in higher education and beyond.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:
Steve Harrison Vice President, Auxiliary Enterprises
Jeremy Monday, Senior Director, Campus Environments
Megan McIllreavy, Associate Professor/Associate Dean, HTC Honors College
Molly Ford, Registered Dietician, Aramark
Christina Boyce, Student
Victoria DePalma, Assistant Professor, HTC Honors College
Jaime McCauley, Associate Professor, Sociology
Angelos Hannides, Associate Professor, Marine Science
Louis Keiner, Associate Dean/Director of Honors, HTC Honors College
T. Rein Mungo, Director, Facilities Planning and Management
Carolyn Dillian, Professor/Associate Dean, College of Education and Social Sciences
Darla Domke-Damonte, Professor/Associate Provost for Global Engagement, Center for Global Engagement
Jennifer Mokos, Assistant Professor, HTC Honors College
Russell Fielding, Assistant Professor, HTC Honors College
Andrew Busch, Assistant Professor, HTC Honors College
Darcy Coughlan, Associate Director, Sustain Coastal
Brentley Broughton, Director of Web Content Management, University Marketing and Communication
William Weisner, Director, Transportation Services
Dean P. Hudson, Director, Procurement
Till Hanebuth, Associate Professor, Marine Science
Pamela Martin, Professor, Politics
Emily Gaspar, Director, Accessibility and Disability Services
Michael Lowery, Student
James Ndone, Assistant Professor of Comm Leadership/Org Comm, Communication, Media, Culture
Melissa Clark, Professor, Marketing, Hospitality & Resort Tourism
Daniel Abel, Professor, Marine Science
Monica Gray, Associate Professor/Director of Engineering Science, Physics & Engineer Science
Michael Roberts, Dean, Gupta College of Science
Hannah Garthwaite, Student
Kathy Daley, Senior Director, University Housing
Briar Ownby-Connolly, Student
Holly J. Legg, Associate Director of Assessment, Research & Records Management, Institutional Research, Assessment & Analysis
Thomas A. Koczara, Vice President, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity

Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:
Established in 2005, Sustain Coastal coordinates sustainable projects and programs on campus and in the community, including recycling, water refill stations, waste reduction, conservation, alternative transportation, as well as campus events such as the Farmers Markets, Sustainability Fair, Landfill on the Lawn, Celebrate the Earth, Pop-Up Thrift Shop and Campus Salvage.

Sustain Coastal is also coordinating AASHE STARS at the university, and will be responsible for conducting future GHG inventories.

Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sustain Coastal Full Time Employees: Jeremy Monday, Senior Director, Campus Environments; Darcy Coughlan, Associate Director of Sustain Coastal; Cassandra Ratliff, Sustainability Coordinator; Lanie Karstrom, Waste Diversion Coordinator

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:
Over the past 3 years, Sustain Coastal has organized many activities such as sustainability workshops, Zero Waste Football, Pop-Up Thrift Shop, Farmers Markets, Campus Salvage and several volunteers based clean ups. Sustain Coastal also coordinates sustainable services such as recycling, water refill stations, conservation and alternative transportation. They also oversee the dining hall composting program which brings food/ landscaping scraps to a waste facility which then turns it into compost that is used for campus grounds.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Waste Diversion Coordinator, Sustain Coastal

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
The Waste Diversion Coordinator position at Coastal Carolina University oversees recycling and compost operations at Coastal Carolina University. She also manages the recycling program, known as the Green Team. The Green Team is comprised of student workers and they are responsible of handling all the recycle bins on campus and as well as during special events such as athletic events.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Senior Director of Campus Environments

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
The Senior Director of Sustain Coastal overlooks every aspect of the programs that are run by the department. Their goal for Coastal Carolina University is to evolve into an environmentally sustainable university through campus operations, student curriculum, engaging students through learning and outreach, and collaboration in the community through sustainable stewardship of resources.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Associate Director of Sustain Coastal

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
The Associate Director directs, plans, and organizes the daily operations of Sustain Coastal; collects data for and complete sustainability assessments such as the AASHE STARS and a biennial greenhouse gas inventory; oversees collection and analysis of data on CCU’s energy use, material flows, transportation strategies, and purchasing policies from across campus as a part of the implementation process for the development of sustainability projects on campus; and provide leadership and guidance in organizing events involving students, faculty, and staff to promote university-wide sustainability practices and an environmentally-mindful culture.

The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and promoting campus sustainability initiatives such as Campus Salvage, Weigh the Wasted, Pop-Up Thrift Shop, Earth Fair, and Farmers Markets. This person is also responsible for managing the Eco-Rep program (student peer-educator staff) and collaborating with students on developing programs that promote sustainability to students, staff, faculty, and community representatives.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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