Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

CSU has a number of offices, officers, and committees devoted to sustainability, notably the President's Sustainability Committee, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and the Student Sustainability Center. Achievements in the past three years include creation of multiple graduate and undergraduate majors in sustainability now encompassing all eight colleges at CSU, submission of the highest STARS 1.2 score to date, and CSU being selected as one of only two US institutions for the Future Earth initiative. For a complete list of most recent achievements please visit: http://green.colostate.edu/ to see our Green Firsts, Green Research, events and achievements of the committee, and more.

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:

The President's Sustainability Committee has the important role of providing the President and Cabinet a variety of perspectives on sustainability, energy, and the environment from various parts of the campus community.

Mission Statement
Promote and facilitate the effective integration of sustainability across all aspects of the University.

-Advocate for sustainability efforts on campus
-Advise on campus-wide sustainability initiatives including but not limited to STARS, strategic planning (SPARC), budgets, community & public partnerships, and new buildings
-Help connect sustainability efforts across the university (including academics, research, operations, student engagement, administration & public outreach).
-Utilize STARS as a framework to help judge progress

In addition to the President's Sustainability Committee, there are numerous other committees devoted to sustainability at CSU including, but not limited to, the Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee, Live Green Team, Green Guard, Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee, Composting Team, and Sustainability Fund Committee.

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

President’s Sustainability Committee (PSC) Member List – May, 2014
Chair Amy Parsons, Vice President for University Operations
Co-Chairs Carol Dollard (Facilities Management) and Tonie Miyamoto (Student
Campus Units/Divisions:
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Engineering - Mark Ritschard, Jesse Parker
Warner College of Natural Science – Frederick “Skip” Smith
CVMBS – Colleen Duncan
College of Liberal Arts
College of Business
College of Health & Human Sciences - Brian Dunbar
College of Natural Sciences - Tony Rappe, Andrew Warnock
Athletics - Doug Max
Office of International Programs - Scot Allen
Vice President for External Relations
Public Relations - Dell Rae Ciaravola, Kortny Rolston
Vice President for Information Technology/CSU Libraries
Morgan Library
Vice President for University Advancement
Communications – Vance Sherwood
Vice President of Engagement
Extension - Cary Weiner
Vice President for Research
Center for the New Energy EconomySOGES - Aleta Weller
Student Sustainability Center - Jacob Kimiecik
Colorado Water Institute
Vice President for Student Affairs
Housing & Dining Services - Tim Broderick
Vice President for University Operations
University Operations - Jocelyn Hittle
Facilities Management - Stacey Baumgarn
Parking & Transportation Services - Aaron Fodge
Procurement Services - Farrah Bustamante, Tom Weeks
Surplus Property - Jake Drenth
Classified Personnel Council Sheela Backen
Administrative Professional Council Erin Heim
Faculty Council Paul Doherty
CSURF (REO) Kathleen Henry
Graduate Student Council Jeff Cook
STARS (Student Intern) Meagan Dechen
Energy Institute Andrew Warnock
Partners (invited but not standing members)
City of Fort Collins
Drive Electric Northern Colorado

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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 School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) is an interdisciplinary umbrella organization that encompasses all environmental education and research at the university in all eight colleges and in collaboration with multiple institutes, organizations, and campus partners.

Colorado State University is renowned nationally and internationally for excellence and leadership in the environment. This historical legacy in global and regional issues (e.g. atmospheric sciences, biodiversity, land use, water, energy, veterinary medicine and diseases) and the base as a land grant institution positions CSU to be a leader in environmental sustainability in the 21st Century. Taking the next step towards environmental sustainability – meeting the needs of people while maintaining the quality of the environment for the long term - embraces all aspects of a land grant university –integrating humanities to energy and research, education and outreach.

SoGES represents a significant transformative force nationally and internationally. It is serving as an overarching program to catalyze faculty from every college into fruitful research teams, leverage their strengths in new powerful ways, build partnerships and engage them to address the many aspects of world problems, even when resources are tight. SoGES also includes the Student Sustainability Center as an umbrella for all sustainability-related student organizations and initiatives on campus.

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Stacey Baumgarn - Facilities Sustainability Coordinator, Aaron Fodge - Transportation and Parking Services Sust. Manager, Tim Broderick - Housing and Dining Senior Sust. Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Aaron Fodge is the Alternative Transportation Manager for Parking and Transportation Services at Colorado State University. His office works with employees, students, and visitors to provide safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation options to access the University. He previously served seven years as Senior Transportation Planner for the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) where he oversaw Transportation Demand Management programs. He is the Rocky Mountain Region representative on the board of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT – actweb.org) and chairs the Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Tim Broderick is the Senior Sustainability Coordinator; he is responsible for providing project management for sustainability initiatives within Housing & Dining Services. This position works collaboratively with other HDS staff and the Division of Student Affairs to integrate sustainable practices into construction, maintenance, purchasing, dining, student housing, student programming and engagement, transportation, and custodial procedures within the department and in collaboration with campus and community partners. This hands-on position also actively engages residential students in experiential learning and behavior change campaigns. The Senior Sustainability Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications & Sustainability.

Stacey Baumgarn is the Campus Energy Coordinator. He works in Facilities Management developing engagement (outreach and education) programs targeting faculty and staff to encourage/enable energy, water, and resource conservation at CSU. He is assists all of the campus community to engage in energy and resource conservation.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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