Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.37
Liaison Calandra Lake
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2016
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College of William & Mary
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Calandra Waters Lake
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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 Committee on Sustainability (COS), formed in fall 2008 with the approval of W&M President Taylor Reveley, is charged with developing, planning and recommending to the President strategies for implementing the College’s Sustainability Policy, and integrating sustainability into the life of the College. COS not only taps W&M’s intellectual capital, but also feeds into and benefits from its teaching, research, and service missions. COS consists of faculty, staff and student members.

Mission Statement
The Committee on Sustainability is dedicated to:

Promoting a culture of sustainability through the College community by engaging the powerful education, research and service traditions of the College;
Promoting sustainable practices that recognize the need to manage human interactions with ecosystems to minimize impacts of use, conserve the regenerative capacity of the natural environment, and promote its ecological integrity;
Serving as a faithful steward of the Student Green Fee through prudent management of those fees to maximize their impact on sustainability;
Building an operational model that ensures the long-term future of the College's commitment to sustainability; and
Implementing and promoting the President's Policy on Sustainability through full engagement of faculty, students and staff.


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

Lynda Butler - faculty - Chancellor Professor of Law and Co-chair of COS
Dennis Taylor - faculty - Professor of Marine Science and Co-chair of COS
Ginger Ambler - staff - Vice President, Office of Student Affairs
Henry Broaddus - staff - Vice President, Office of Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs
Randy Chambers - faculty - Professor of Biology
Steve Cole - staff - Associate Athletics Director
Dan Cristol - faculty - Professor of Biology
Van Dobson - staff - Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Calandra Waters Lake - staff - Director of Sustainability
Gregg Shipp - staff - Director of Operations & Maintenance, Facilities Management
Martha Terrell - staff - Assistant to the Vice President, Office of Finance & Administration
Lindsay Dahlgren - student
Jessica Evans - student
Natalie Hurd - student
Samantha Silberstein - graduate student
Jason Zhang - student


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Mission
The Office of Sustainability strives to foster collaboration across the university in support of sustainability through environmental, social, and economic responsibility. The office is a resource for the entire W&M community and engages students in the process of creating change in a manner intended to help them become leaders who will influence the world. It is managed by the Director of Sustainability and employs 3 student interns.

Goals
Facilitate holistic change toward a sustainable campus and world
Create a sense of community that drives sustainable progress
Integrate sustainability into the operations, academics, and policy of W&M
Provide educational experiences and resources to faculty, students, and staff so that they may be ambassadors of change


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Calandra Waters Lake, 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 Committee on Sustainability approves projects funded by the Green Fee every fall and spring semester which allow faculty, students, and staff to be agents of change at W&M. The many COS working groups continued their efforts which included data gathering on stormwater, a greenhouse gas audit, a used dorm item collection, and multiple events. The Director of Sustainability created a green revolving fund in 2016, coordinated multiple events, reworked guidelines and instituted Sustainability Forums where those active and/or interested in sustainability could share their accomplishments and needs to help create a more cohesive sustainability climate.


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