Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
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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?:

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 reports directly to the President of Colorado State University.

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, 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 STARS Team.

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

President's Sustainability Committee:
Chair - Lynn Johnson, Vice President for University Operations (administration)
Co-Chair - Carol Dollard, Energy Engineer (Facilities Management, staff)
Co-Chair - Tonie Miyamoto Director of Communications and Sustainability (Housing and Dining Services and Student Affairs, staff)
Administrative Support - Becca Wren, Program Manager (Facilities Management, staff)
Athletics – Doug Max, Senior Athletic Director for Facilities Management (staff)
College of Engineering – Mark Ritschard, Assistant Dean (faculty)
College of Health & Human Sciences – Brian Dunbar, Executive Director of the Institute for the Built Environment (faculty) and Bill Timpson, Professor of Education
College of Natural Sciences – Tony Rappe, Professor of Chemistry
CVMBS – Colleen Duncan, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Warner College of Natural Science – Esther Duke, Director of Special Programs (staff)
Vice President for External Relations – Mary Guiden, Communications Coordinator and Anne Manning, Communications Coordinator (staff)
Vice President for Information Technology/CSU Libraries - Neyda Gilman, Assistant Professor
Vice President of Engagement – Cary Weiner, Extension Specialist (staff)
Vice President for Research - Ann Bohm-Small (staff)
ASCSU – Hanna Johnson, Director of Environmental Affairs (student)
Housing & Dining Services – Tim Broderick, Sustainability Coordinator (staff)
Facilities Management – Stacey Baumgarn, Campus Energy Coordinator (staff)
Parking & Transportation Services – Aaron Fodge, Alternative Transportation Manager (staff)
Procurement Services - Farrah Bustamante, Strategic Sourcing Manager (staff)
Surplus Property – Jake Drenth, Surplus Property Manager (staff)
University Operations - Jocelyn Hittle, Director of Denver Operational Initiatives
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability - Aleta Weller, Research and Outreach Coordinator and Michael Streight, Assistant
Student Sustainability Center – Emily Taylor, Director of Student Sustainability Center (student)
Eco Leaders - Manny Santistevan (student) and Kaori Keyser (student)
Classified Personnel Council - Sheela Backen, Integrated Solid Waste Manager (staff)
CSUF - Allen Padilla, Federal Associate (staff)
Energy Institute - Kirk Evans, Director of Engineering and Mac McGoldrick, Director of
Faculty Council - Paul Doherty, Professor of Fish and Wildlife Biology and Mary Stromberger, Associate Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences (faculty)
Graduate Student Council - Annabelle Berklund, PhD. Student in Economics
Powerhouse - Andrew Warnock, Director of Education and Outreach Center (faculty)

Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee members: http://bicycle.colostate.edu/1new-page

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 across all eight colleges and in collaboration with multiple institutes, organizations, centers, 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):

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Stacey Baumgarn - Campus Energy Coordinator; Aaron Fodge - Alternative Transportation Manager; Tim Broderick - Housing and Dining Assistant 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)?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer 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 first STARS Platinum score in March 2015, 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.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Alternative Transportation Manager

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

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

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):
Campus Energy Coordinator

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:

To learn more about staff positions within the School of Global Environmental Sustainability visit http://sustainability.colostate.edu/about/staff. The SoGES Strategic Plan is attached above.

To learn more about faculty and research experts in sustainability at Colorado State visit http://green.colostate.edu/faculty-and-research-experts/

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.