Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Drexel University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Korin Tangtrakul
Sustainability Manager
Sustainable Water Resources Engineering Lab
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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 Sustainability Effectiveness Committee was one committee in Drexel's institutional effectiveness self-study during FY 2019-2020. The committee developed a set of recommendations to improve Drexel's sustainability performance.
From the Effectiveness Committee, the Drexel Climate and Sustainability Working Group formed to advance climate and sustainability initiatives in academic curriculum, research, civic engagement, and institutional investment.


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

The Drexel Climate and Sustainability working group is comprised of:
Lisa Miller, COO of the Academy of Natural Sciences, and member of the Sustainability Effectiveness Committee;
Bo Solomon, Director of Accounts Payable, now serving as the University Sustainability Officer;
Jennifer Britton, Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Office of University and Community Partnerships;
Hugh Johnson, Senior Associate in the Office of Research and Innovation;
Korin Tangtrakul, Sustainability Manager of the Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Lab;
Aditi Bawa, co-op student researcher


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Bo Solomon, University Sustainability Officer; Jennifer Britton, Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Office of University and Community Partnerships (job title not yet changed)

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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Climate and Sustainability Working Group was launched during spring 2020, and immediately began working on a set of university-wide initiatives, including our first STARS report(!), bringing applied teaching opportunities related to campus sustainability projects, and created a central website to house institution-wide climate and sustainability initiatives and programs.


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