Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Earlham College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jamey Pavey
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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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:

Sustainability Progress Committee: Recommends college sustainability priorities, tracks progress on the Earlham Sustainability Plan, leads sustainability planning, and coordinates with the Sustainability Office. Serves as a conduit for community ideas regarding sustainability policies. Reports to the Faculty Meeting, Employee Council, and Earlham Student Government as a matter of information, to keep all community members updated.


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

2017-18
Stacy Davidson, Vice President for Finance and Administration, administrative faculty
Jamey Pavey, Director of the Environmental Leadership Program, administrative faculty
Ian Smith, Director of Facilities, administrative faculty
Steven May, Director of Food Services, staff
Shane Peters, Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of Residence Life, administrative faculty
Courtney Scerbak, Asst. Prof of Biochem, Teaching Faculty
Thor Hogan, Associate Professor of Politics and Environmental Studies, teaching faculty
Corey Fritz, EPIC Programs Coordinator, Administrative Faculty
Lauren Horton, Head Volleyball Coach, Administrative Faculty
William Gray, Campus Electrician, Staff
Cynthia Grinspan, Admin Asst., Staff
Smirthy Ganesan, Student
Emma Turcotte, Student


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Environmental Leadership Program oversees experiential education opportunities in sustainability, outdoor education, and sustainable agriculture. It is also charged with coordinating sustainability across the campus and promoting sustainability pedagogy and practice in the curriculum, co-curriculum, and operations of the college.
The office employs a full time Director (0.5 teaching + 0.5 administrative), a full time Director of Outdoor and Environmental Education, and a half time Farm Manager.

Metz, the company providing food service on campus, also tasks the Office Asst. to the Chef with coordinating sustainability efforts within food service operations. (approx. .25 FTE)


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jamey Pavey, Director of the Environmental Leadership Program, and Lisa Beach, Office Asst. to the Chef (Metz food service)

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:

In 2016, the College rebranded the Integrated Program in Sustainability as the Environmental Leadership Program, which includes Campus Sustainability, Outdoor Ed, and Miller Farm Sustainable Ag. In 2017, a new structure of the Student Sustainability Corps was piloted, which gives more opportunity for team leaders to manage the operations of their teams.
An updated Campus Sustainability Plan was approved in 2016-17.


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