Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
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:

The mission of the Clean Energy Committee is to support the success of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation at Evergreen. We carry the responsibility of representing the interest of the student body as we appropriate the Clean Energy Fund. The fund is designated to offset 100% of the electricity used by Evergreen through renewable energy credits. The committee allocates the remaining fund to students, staff and faculty with goals of reducing the campus carbon footprint through research, education, or implementation. The Clean Energy Committee supports the creation of models for climate solutions through collaborative on-campus research.


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

The committee is student-run, and includes a Chair, Outreach Coordinator, Information Desk Manager, Project Director, and Secretary/Treasurer.


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Evergreen's Office of Sustainability was formed on the President's staff in 2008. Office staff includes the Director of Sustainability.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates and/or supports:

Work on the college's carbon neutrality and zero waste goals
Sustainability work in college operations and academics
Institutional assessments and reporting (such as AASHE STARS)
Collaborative community engagement and events

Evergreen's Director of Sustainability chairs the Sustainability Council and advises the Clean Energy Committee.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
0.80

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Scott Morgan, 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:

The Office of Sustainability supports institutional efforts to achieve carbon neutrality, sustainability-related student projects, and community connections. The Director of Sustainability sits on the President's staff, outside the operational divisions of the College, and is therefore able to work across all divisions and at most levels of the institution.

Evergreen’s Director of Sustainability prepares the College’s annual GHG inventory and other assessments, as well as supporting student work, advising capital planning, coordinating events, and engaging with community planning and projects. In the past few years, the Director has been involved with regional conferences (OHESC, WAHESC, and now WOHESC), on campus events, planning for utility infrastructure, leading bicycle commuting events, developing and managing EV charging stations, and participating in county-wide climate action and adaptation planning. He has also supported student academic work focused on green building, industrial hemp, public engagement process, and storm water contamination impacts on salmonid growth and development.


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