Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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Colorado State University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

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

Vision: Always consider energy, environment and community.

Mission of the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Advisory Committee:
SEEAC is a University committee dedicated to advising the University President, the Executive Vice President, and the President's Cabinet on the best methods of integrating energy, environmental stewardship, sustainability principles, and community action into campus operations. It also advances the institution's engagement in sustainability, energy, and environment at the community, state, national, and global level.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Co-Chairs: Carol Dollard: Facilities, and Tonie Miyamoto: Housing and Dining Services.

Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU)
Housing and Dining Services
Faculty Council
Administrative Professional Council
Classified Personnel Council
Vice President for Research
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Applied Human Sciences
College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts
College of Natural Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Warner College of Natural Resources
University Libraries
Colorado State University Research Foundation
School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Clean Energy SuperCluster/Cenergy

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

For the last several years, the Office for Energy and the Environment unified diverse sustainability activities and groups on campus. The main focus was to further define CSU's activities in Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment. It acted as a link between student and faculty groups and the administration, as well as generating dynamic partnerships with other universities.

The Office is currently under transition and CSU expects to move to a decentralized model of Sustainability Coordination based on currently staffed positions dedicated to Sustainability in: Alternative transportation, Housing and Dining Services, Facilities, and the School or Global Environmental Sustainability.

As the transition continues, central coordination of sustainability will be managed through the Director's Office in the School or Global Environmental Sustainability. http://sustainability.colostate.edu/about/leadership

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Dr. Ron Sega

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Vice President and Enterprise Executive for Energy and the Environment

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The responsibilities of the VP for Energy and the Environment include: Providing strategic leadership for approximately 200 energy/environment faculty at Colorado State, creating significant new opportunities for federal, state, industrial and philanthropic funding to support the energy and environment enterprise at both institutions; enhancing strategic partnerships, and state governments in Colorado and key industrial partners; using national and international networks to establish global presence in the area of energy and environmental impact; developing enhanced profiles that will better position Colorado State as a key adviser on significant energy and environmental issues; as well as advising and enhancing sustainability efforts.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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