Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer Lamy
Campus Sustainability Manager
Campus Services
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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 Committee: The Emerson Sustainability Committee, comprising faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students, encourages environmental, social, and financial actions that reflect the College’s commitment to sustainable practices. This Committee meets monthly throughout the fall and spring semesters. Campus Services appoints members annually, considering expertise, passion, and commitment.

Climate Resilience Task Force: Resilience is the ability of a system or community to survive disruption and to anticipate, adapt, and flourish in the face of change. The key concept in resilience is that in an era of change, it is critical to develop adaptive capacity to ensure a positive future for Emerson. Boston is expected to be one of the areas hit hardest by climate change in North America. It is more important than ever that Emerson shows leadership by anticipating challenges while promoting our five strategies of academic excellence, civic engagement, global engagement, innovation and financial strength. The executive-level Resilience Task Force aligns Emerson’s Climate Action Plan with resiliency categories, including Social, Human, Physical, Financial, and Natural.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Current members of the committee:
- Sustainability Manager (chair)
- Assistant VP of Facilities
- 2 staff members from Facilities
- 2 additional staff (one in Communications and one in the Visual and Media Arts department)
- 4 faculty members
- 2 undergraduate students
- 1 graduate student


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jennifer Lamy, Campus Sustainability Manager

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

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

Housed in Campus Services, the Campus Sustainability Manager (1 FTE) encourages campus wide environmental stewardship and promotes campus sustainability efforts. This position integrates, coordinates, and reports on areas relating to the Presidents' Climate Commitment.

The Campus Sustainability Manager works with the institution-wide Sustainability Committee described above.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Campus Sustainability Manager

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