Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.68
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date July 25, 2011
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Evergreen State College, The
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Scott Morgan
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:
A Sustainability Task force composed of faculty, staff, and student representatives was formed in 2005 and charged to “consult broadly with the campus community as it develops a deeper understanding of Evergreen's current situation and as it formulates strategies and action plans to advance sustainability at Evergreen in the coming years.” In 2006-07, the task force was primarily charged with establishing the Sustainability Section for the new five-year strategic plan. The core of their work was to consult with members of our community in developing a draft vision and related strategies. The task force met with over 380 colleagues including: • 229 staff, • 126 students, • several faculty members, and • several senior administrators.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :
• Become carbon neutral by 2020; • Become a zero waste college by 2020; • Increase our locally produced food purchases to 40% by 2010; • Reduce our energy consumption by 30%, on a per full time equivalent basis, by 2010; • Reduce our paper consumption to 50% by 2010; • Reduce the number of computers per capita by 15% by 2010; • Reduce the number of individual desktop printers by 50% and photocopiers by 10% by 2010.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:
The carbon neutrality goal has been addressed with the college’s climate action plan and annual carbon inventory. A plan for attaining the zero waste goal remains in development. The local food goal has been incorporated into the institutional contract with our food services vendor and is measured annually. Energy consumption and conservation measures are now regular initiatives and are measured and reported within our facilities department. Our Information Technology department has internalized the computer and printer reduction goals.

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