Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.20
Liaison Mina Amundsen
Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Colby College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sandy Beauregard
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Environmental Advisory Group advises the President and the community on issues related to the environmental stewardship of the campus and region. In support of sustainable campus greening efforts, the Environmental Advisory Group will:
1. Encourage teaching and learning about a broad range of environmental issues;
2. Gather and help disseminate information regarding environmental issues to the community;
3. Promote conservation of resources, energy efficiency, waste reduction, pollution prevention, and other sustainability issues on campus and with outside contractors with whom the College does business;
4. Help preserve and enhance the beauty and integrity of the College’s outdoor environment;
5. Identify, investigate, and formulate recommendations regarding campus environmental issues and, when appropriate, issues beyond the campus, being sure to consider any social justice implications;
6. Cooperate with faculty who wish to include a campus environmental component in their courses or sponsored independent projects;
7. Identify and recommend prioritization of projects that the College might undertake to reduce its environmental impact;
8. Identify and use quantitative assessment methods for each initiative undertaken to the extent possible;
9. Encourage members of the community to take personal responsibility for reducing their impact on the local and global environment.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Committee 2018-19
Doug Terp (chair), Vice President for Administration and CFO
Mina Amundsen, Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Campus Planning
Sandy Beauregard, Director of Sustainability
Philip Nyhus, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Keith Peterson, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Isabel Adler, Student '21
Ellie Batchelder, Student '22
Henry Harris, Student '22
Will Seivwright, Student '21


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Director directs the Office of Sustainability and helps integrate College operations with academic programs, student and faculty research, civic engagement initiatives, and community outreach. Sustainability and resource conservation are core values and strategic priorities at Colby, and the director works closely with administrators, faculty, students, and staff to identify, develop, implement, and promote collaborative strategies that advance these core values and strategic priorities.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sandy Beauregard, Director of Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Sustainability Office has guided and supported the numerous student groups on campus, especially the EcoReps, as well as advocated for institutional changes in regards to sustainability. Most notably, the Sustainability Office has pushed for Green Cleaning products, pesticide reform, single-stream recycling implementation, LEED certified buildings, spearheading the creation of the Sustainability Action Plan, and sustainable practices in all areas of campus.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director of Sustainability

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There is only one FTE hired by the Sustainability Office year round, however the amount of student work done by students hired by the Sustainability Office, especially the Summer Intern, is equivalent to another FTE.

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