Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
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College of Lake County
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
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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:

Sustainability Council
a. Goal: Seek high impact initiatives to reinforce sustainability across the college
b. The Sustainability Council supports the implementation, achievement, and maintenance of sustainability initiatives on its campuses, in the curriculum, and across the community, as set forth in the college's Strategic Plan and Sustainability Plan.
c. CLC borrows the definition of sustainability from the 1987 U.N. Brundtland Commission: to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (1987)
d. Sustainability enhances CLC’s Mission to deliver “high quality, accessible learning opportunities to advance student success and strengthen the diverse communities we serve.”
e. The work of the Sustainability Council supports the values, goals and objectives identified in CLC’s Strategic Plan, particularly Goal 3: “Promote excellence in the areas of Diversity, Global Engagement, Sustainability, and Wellness as strengths within the college and Lake County community.”

Environmental Action Committee
The EAC at the College of Lake County explores and encourages sustainable operations including reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting consumable materials; utilizing renewable energy sources; conserving natural resources; promoting native landscaping; and incorporating green technologies in construction and operations. The committee promotes learning opportunities, procedures and practices that address environmental and social responsibility, leading the college to a more sustainable future. The committee is a part of the long-term planning process and contributes to the Sustainability Plan and the Sustainable Master Plan at the College of Lake County.

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

Sustainability Council:
Convener Sustainability Manager
Co-Chair Administration
Co-Chair Faculty
Auxiliary Services
Lakeshore Staff/Faculty
Southlake Staff/Faculty
Ex-Officio Member(s)

Convener Facilities Director
Co-Chair Sustainability Manager
Co-Chair Faculty
Faculty Representative (full or part-time)
Specialist Representative
Classified Representative
IGEN Representative
Auxiliary Services Representative
Student Representatives
Ex-Officio Member(s)

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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Office is staffed by the Sustainability Manager, housed within the Facilities Department.

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sustainability Manager

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)?:

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

CLC restructured its governance in FY17, giving additional weight to councils which focus on strategic initiatives or areas of excellence: sustainability, wellness, and diversity. The college developed councils for each of these areas. Since its creation, the Sustainability Council has raised the profile of sustainability across the institution, as it now reports directly to the Governance Coordinating Council. A representative from sustainability council sits on the GCC, advocating for sustainability in governance decision making. CLC continues to have the Environmental Action Committee, which provides faculty and staff with a forum for pursuing activities on campus.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Manager

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
Job description for the sustainability officer position:

The Sustainability Manager is housed within the Facilities Department and charged with coordinating and promoting sustainable practices in campus operations. The Sustainability Manager works across the college, between the different departments to facilitate and celebrate sustainable practices on campus and in the community. See attached job description for more detail

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

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

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

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

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

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

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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