Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date June 13, 2011
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Dickinson College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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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 :
Dickinson College has four separate entities that focus on sustainability broadly for the entire college: the President’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability, the Dickinson Society Advocating Environmental Sustainability, the Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), and the CSE Steering Committee. These different groups work together and have some overlapping members to facilitate coordination. The President’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability (PCES) coordinates at a strategic level all aspects of Dickinson’s efforts in the area of environmental sustainability. Members of PCES are appointed by President William G. Durden and include senior officers of the college, faculty, staff and students. The commission guides the development of a strategic vision for sustainability at Dickinson, identifies priority actions needed to advance the vision, promotes engagement of the major divisions of the college in the initiative, provides a forum to share information among the major divisions, coordinates cross-divisional efforts, monitors and evaluates progress, and provides advice to the President. Current members of PCES are:

Members of the committee, including affiliations:
Stephanie Balmer, Vice President, Enrollment & Communications Sarah Brylinsky, Education Coordinator, Center for Sustainability Education Timothy Damon, '12, Student Stephanie Gilmore, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies Julie Horton, Staff Associate, Admissions Office Neil Leary, Director, Center for Sustainability Education and Chair of PCES Melissa Keebler, Assistant Chief of Staff, Office of the President Thomas Queenan, Vice President, Finance and Campus Operations Andy Skelton, Professor, Psychology Ken Shultes, Associate Vice President, Campus Operations Claire Tighe, '13, Student April Vari, Vice President, Student Development Thom Wallace, ’99, Alumni for a Sustainable Dickinson College Neil Weissman, Provost and Dean of the College Candie Wilderman, Professor, Environmental Studies

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:
The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) was created in 2008 to advance this goal by expanding and creating new opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to help create a sustainable world in the 21st century that is socially just, economically vibrant, and environmentally healthy. CSE collaborates with all members of the college community to infuse sustainability into the curriculum and connect classroom learning with co-curricular programs, campus operations, living laboratory experiences, residential experiences, service learning, study abroad and research. CSE works with faculty to develop sustainability learning goals, curriculum, and co-curricular programs; offers faculty study groups and workshops; administers grant programs for sustainability related teaching, professional development and student-faculty research projects; organizes campus events; facilitates student initiated campus greening projects; and coordinates preparation of Dickinson’s greenhouse gas inventory, climate action plan, and reports to external organizations such as AASHE. CSE has a staff of 3.5 FTE, which includes Neil Leary, Director, Sarah Brylinsky, Education Coordinator, Dan Webster, Projects Coordinator, and Cheryl Lusk, half-time Administrative Assistant. CSE also has 8 to 10 student interns each semester to work on a variety of sustainability initiatives, including both paid interns and students doing internships for academic credit.

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:
Neil Leary

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Center for Sustainability Education

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
Neil Leary, The Director of the Center for Sustainability Education, facilitates and fosters the integration of sustainability education across the curriculum, while also enhancing the tools and resources for these initiatives through workshops, curriculum development, and consulting.

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

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