Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Florida Gulf Coast University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Planning and Budgeting Council (PBC) By-Laws charge the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) with responsibility for ensuring that the University has a goal (with associated action plans) for promoting environmental sustainability that is included in the University strategic plan. The action plans will have clear objectives and identified resources and offices responsible for their attainment. The ESC will monitor the implementation of
approved action plans on an ongoing basis and it will make its recommendations to and receive directions from the PBC. The committee will also ensure coordination of the activities of all campus units engaged in activities designed to achieve environmental sustainability.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

According to the Planning and Budgeting Council (PBC) By-Laws, the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) shall have two co-chairs: the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and the University Colloquium Coordinator. Other members of the Committee shall include the Director of Physical Plant, the Whitaker School of Engineering Director of the Environmental Engineering program, the College of Arts and Sciences Chairperson of the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences, either the director or the associate director of the Center on Environmental and Sustainability Education, a Student Government representative, a Deans’ Council representative, two Faculty Senate representatives, and a Staff Advisory Council representative.
The PBC establishes membership for the ESC. Requests for changes to the current membership shall be approved by a majority of the current ESC membership, and then forwarded to the PBC for approval. The ESC may invite non-members from the University community to attend specific meetings and address topics of interest.

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

Florida Gulf Coast University's Environmental Health and Safety supports the University's teaching, research and public service mission by assisting members of the campus community in meeting their responsibility to ensure a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment for students, employees, and visitors.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Kathleen Crawford

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Coordinator, Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, this position is responsible for managing programs in environmental stewardship and sustainability, and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer such programs. Coordinates program efforts with the Environmental Sustainability Committee, university departments, student government, and other campus organizations as appropriate. Maintains the EH&S department web presence. Incumbent may serve as a university liaison to federal, state, or county agencies.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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