Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

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?:
Yes

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

The President's Sustainability Commission 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.

Goals:
- Advocate for sustainability efforts across the University and empower students, faculty, and staff to propose and pursue new ideas and initiatives to advance sustainability
- Advise on university-wide sustainability initiatives including but not limited to STARS, master planning, learning outcomes, budgets, campaigns, community and public partnerships, and new buildings
- Help connect sustainability efforts across the University (including academics, research, operations, student engagement, administration, and public outreach).
- Utilize STARS as a framework to help measure progress and develop and maintain a University-wide Sustainability Strategic Plan that feeds into and supports the CSU Strategic Plan
- Report the Campus Greenhouse Gas Inventory annually and update the Climate Action Plan biannually

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


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Membership of the President's Sustainability Commission:
Co-Chair – Carol Dollard, Energy Engineer, Facilities Management
Co-Chair – Tonie Miyamoto, Director of Communications and Sustainability, Division of Student Affairs
Administrative Support – Kirstie Tedrick, Sustainability Coordinator, Housing & Dining Services
Treasurer – Tim Brennan, Fiscal Officer and Business Manager, College of Health and Human Sciences
PSC Intern – Bryn Hall, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Major

Colleges:
College of Agricultural Sciences – Matt Wallenstein, Dept. Head of Soil & Crop Sciences
College of Business – Grace Wright, Impact MBA
College of Engineering – Mark Ritschard, Assistant Dean
College of Health & Human Sciences – Rodolfo Valdes Vasquez, Associate Professor of Construction Management
College of Liberal Arts – Ryan Scott, Assistant Professor of Political Science
College of Natural Sciences – Tony Rappe, Professor of Chemistry
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Colleen Duncan, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Warner College of Natural Resources – Dan McGrath, Assistant Professor

Divisions:
Advancement – Greg Lewis, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Athletics – Mark Paquette, Associate A.D. for Facilities/Canvas Stadium Manager
CSU Foundation – Sara Campbell, Investment Liaison
Engagement and Extension – Julie Kallenberger, Water Education Specialist for Colorado Water Center
Enrollment and Access – TBD
Inclusive Excellence – TBD
Information Technology – Monica Latham, Instruction and Reference Librarian
Research – Anthony Appleton, Research Safety Culture Coordinator
Student Affairs – Mary Liang, Assistant Director of Sustainability
University Marketing and Communications – Mark Gokavi, News and Media Relations
University Operations – Farrah Bustamante, Strategic Sourcing Manager

Constituencies:
Administrative Professional Council – Tammy Felton-Noyle, IRB Biomedical Coordinator, RICRO
ASCSU – Adam Vance, Director of Environmental Affairs
Center for Environmental Justice – Mindy Hill, Program Manager
Classified Personnel Council – Stacey Baumgarn, Campus Energy Coordinator
Denver Programs – Jocelyn Hittle, Senior Director, Sustainability and Denver Programs
Energy Institute – Allison Vitt, Communications Manager
Faculty Council – Sybil Sharvelle, College of Engineering
Graduate Student Council – Jacob VanderRoest, graduate student in Chemistry
Institute for the Built Environment – Brian Dunbar, Executive Director
Natural Sciences Education and Outreach Center – Andrew Warnock, Director
Parking & Transportation Services – Aaron Fodge, Alternative Transportation Manager
School of Global Environmental Sustainability – Aleta Weller, Senior Research and Outreach Officer
Surplus Property – Jake Drenth, Surplus Property Manager
Student Sustainability Center – Sam Moccia, Director

Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee members: https://bicycle.colostate.edu/sample-page/cbac-meeting-agendas-and-minutes/


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

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.

SoGES also includes the Student Sustainability Center as an umbrella for all sustainability-related student organizations and initiatives on campus.

Additionally, some departments on campus including Facilities Management, Housing & Dining Services, Division of Student Affairs, Procurement, and Parking & Transportation Services have embedded sustainability staff/offices that work on area-specific initiatives.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
22

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Carol Dollard, Co-Chair of the President's Sustainability Commission and Campus Energy Manager; Tonie Miyamoto Co-Chair of PSC and Director of Communications & Sustainability for Division of Student Affairs; Diana Wall, Director of SoGES

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

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 Commission, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, the Student Sustainability Center, and ASCSU (student government) Environmental Affairs.

Achievements in the past three years include:
- Multiple members of the President's Sustainability Commission served on working groups to develop the University's new strategic plan, which is focused on planet and people.
- CSU represented at 2021 UN Climate Talks (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow by contingent of students and professors.
- Students funded a 80-kilowatt solar array on the student center through student fees allocated through student government legislation. A Power Purchase Agreement was utilized to install an additional 20 arrays across university buildings in 2021 and 2022 (for a total installed solar capacity of over 11 MW).
- Moby Arena geothermal exchange project recognized by ENR Mountain States as 2021 project of the year.
- After Rams Against Hunger successfully operated a temporary food pantry during the pandemic, donors supported a permanent pantry on campus that opened on January 2022.
- CSU named Top Performer among Doctoral Institutions in the 2020 and 2021 AASHE Sustainable Campus Index.
- CSU named to 2022 Princeton Review Green Honor Roll for 8th consecutive time.
- CSU named to Sierra Club's Top 20 Cool Schools list for 8th consecutive time.

For a complete list of most recent achievements please visit: http://green.colostate.edu/


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Co-Chair of the President's Sustainability Commission

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Director of School of Global Environmental Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Job Description for Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at Colorado State University:
The Director of SoGES is responsible for all operational and academic activities of the School, and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President.

These activities include:
- Managing the staff of the school, including financial, administrative, and research/academic staff.
- Convening with the External Advisory Board on a regular basis for guidance and direction on the School's future.
- Working closely with the Executive Council and Leadership Team of the school to design and implement the School's initiatives.
- Directing the School's research programs in sustainability science, including cultivation of interdisciplinary partnerships, experimentation with new methods, and development of projects that integrate disparate knowledge and approaches. These include support for the Global Challenge Research Teams; Resident Faculty Fellows; Visiting Fellows; and ancillary groups such as the Environmental Justice Working Group. Support for the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative is an important part of the School's current mission.
- Directing the School's education and training programs, designed to educate and equip students with knowledge and tools to tackle sustainability challenges. These include supervision of the GES set of courses; the management and advising of students in the SoGES Sustainability Minor; assisting the Energy Institute faculty and the Water Center faculty in administering the Sustainable Energy minor and the Sustainable Water Interdisciplinary minor; working closely with the SoGES Curriculum Committee to review current coursework, develop new courses, and new academic programs such as the Graduate Certificate in Applied Global Stability; administering the CGW Scholarship program; providing oversight for the Sustainability Leadership Fellows program.
- Provide guidance and administrative support to collaborative centers such as the Salazar Center for North American Conservation, the Africa Center, the Global Biodiversity Center, and the Future Earth Hub.
- Promote co-curricular student involvement via the Student Sustainability Center.
- Direct the Engagement activities of the School, including appropriate communications, events, symposia, workshops, and special lectures.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Director of the Student Sustainability Center

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

To see the full membership list of the President's Sustainability Commission visit https://green.colostate.edu/presidents-sustainability-commission/

To learn more about staff positions within the School of Global Environmental Sustainability visit https://sustainability.colostate.edu/about-us/leadership-staff/.

To learn more about faculty and research experts in sustainability at Colorado State visit https://newsmediarelations.colostate.edu/contacts/?search_query=&tax_contacts_category%5B%5D=sustainability&posts_per_page=100&wpas_id=contacts-form&wpas_submit=1

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