Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date April 30, 2013
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College of Saint Benedict
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Judy Purman
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

Sustainability Master Planning Process
The Council began plan development with a visioning process centered on the following question: Envision a campus where sustainability is the norm. What do you see? Council members shared, refined, and prioritized individual responses, identifying the following areas as priorities for inclusion in the SMP responsible consumption, sustainable facilities, transport, food & dining, partnership and outreach, grounds, and education/curriculum. The concepts of identity and equity were identified as overarching values that should be embedded into each of the other categories.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

In addition to STARS and tracking the greenhouse gas emissions for the campus, each priority area has its own series of measurable goals. Please refer to the plan itself for these.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

Every year, we generate a report which outlines where progress was made or not. This is generated by the subcommittees for each priority area. Part of the process is to define next steps for the coming year.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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