Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Elon University’s Environmental Advisory Council is a standing Council whose members are appointed by the President. Members typically serve a two or three-year term but may be re-appointed. The role of the Council is to raise awareness of environmental issues and sustainable practices and promote environmental awareness. The Council may make recommendations to the President on new sustainability initiatives to undertake or improvements to current initiatives.


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

Alexandra Attanasio
Student Representative, Class of 2018

Robert Buchholz
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, Director of Physical Plant

Janet Cope
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education

Samantha DiRosa
Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies, Faculty Fellow for Sustainability

Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability

Jen Hamel
Assistant Professor of Biology

Kelly Harer
Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach, Office of Sustainability

Nancy Harris
Associate Dean of Elon College

Emily Krechel
Director of New Student & Transition Programs

Derek Lackaff
Assistant Professor of Communications

Merissa Lawson
Director of Development Research

Louisa Sholar
Student Representative, Class of 2020

Gerald Whittington
Senior Vice President for Business, Finance and Technology and Associate Professor

Dan Wyar
Director of Athletics Communications


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 Office of Sustainability's mission is to advance sustainability at Elon by helping to streamline and improve university operations and developing and fostering educational programs. The Office works toward this mission by collaborating across the campus and overseeing and coordinating sustainability programs and initiatives. Key areas of focus include: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving resources and educating the community. There are two full-time staff members in the Office: Director of Sustainability and Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Elaine R. Durr, Director of Sustainability

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:

Environmental Advisory Council
-Updated Sustainability Master Plan (spring 2015)
-Reviewed yearly GHG inventories
-Facilitated 2017 Sustainability Survey
-Facilitated 2016 Commuter Habit Survey
-Facilitated Climate Action Plan Assessment
-Provided input on new sustainability initiatives (e.g., single stream recycling)

Office of Sustainability
-Updated Sustainability Master Plan (spring 2015)
-Completed yearly GHG inventories
-Conducted 2017 Sustainability Survey
-Conducted 2016 Commuter Habit Survey
-Completed STARS report
-Completed Climate Action Plan Assessment
-Facilitated Elon's participation in an urban tree planting pilot program
-Partnered with Physical Plant personnel on energy conservation/efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation and alternative transportation initiatives
-Assisted Physical Plant with transition to single stream recycling and food composting expansion
-Participated in the LEED certification process for new construction projects
-Facilitated installation of self service bike repair station
-Received 2 national awards for sustainability efforts in 2016
-Coordinated thermal comfort surveys
-Coordinate reusable beverage container program
-Coordinate yearly move out waste reduction program
-Coordinate the Loy Farm tour program
-Manage the car share and ride share programs
-Manage the Eco-Reps program
-Coordinate sustainability education and outreach programs (speakers, movies, competitions, etc.)
-Host Student Sustainability Projects Database


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