Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.23
Liaison Ken Foster
Submission Date July 15, 2014
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Concordia College - Moorhead
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Samantha Hill
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

Faculty, staff, and students were all engaged in the creation of the Sustainability Vision and the Sustainability Action Plan. A campus wide survey of faculty and staff was conducted in which to solicit feedback and opinions about a number of items and propose goals for the college's sustainability plan. Support staff were engaged at multiple support staff-in service events, faculty were further engaged at Faculty Senate, and administrative staff at an Administrative Council meeting devoted to the issue of a sustainability plan. Student Government Association and the Student Environmental Alliance co-hosted a student forum on the issue, and numerous conversations were held with various parties engaged in the work of sustainability at Concordia including Environmental Studies faculty and individuals of the former Sustainability Task Force. Meetings were also held with stakeholders who will be heavily impacted by the work of implementing the plan, such as Facilities Management joint supervisors, Dining Services, Global Learning, and others. The President's Sustainability Council was the group most involved in the creation of the plan and its numerous drafts.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

Measurable goals include greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, reduction of potable water use. increase in recycling rates, and deceased pre- and post-consumer food waste.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

Learning and engagement goals:
The assessment committee has established a thorough assessment plan to gauge student learning around sustainability themes. Among other measure goals is the number and courses integrating sustainability. A variety of workshops are envisioned, from which new and revised syllabi will be created.

Operational goals:
Greenhouse gas emissions are tracked every year using Clean Air Cool Planet's campus carbon calculator. Pre-consumer food waste is continuously tracked and measured using Concordia's new LeanPath system, and post-consumer plate waste audits are conducted at least once per semester. Energy use and water use is tracked yearly via utility reports and through the building automation system.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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