Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.81
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida Gulf Coast University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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 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 practicing and 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 university-wide sustainability goals.
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 each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

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.


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:

Florida Gulf Coast University's Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) department houses the institution's Sustainability Officer. EH&S 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.

Additionally, the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education employees a full-time Director, part-time Assistant Director, and an Executive Assistant. They support research and scholarly activities relating to sustainability and contribute to many campus-wide sustainability efforts.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Katie Leone, Sustainability Manager for Environmental Health & Safety

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 Environmental Sustainability committee is an integrated part of FGCU's shared governance model; there are diverse stakeholders across all units of FGCU that participate.

Noteworthy accomplishments of the last year included a supplemental report outlining ways in which sustainability can be embedded throughout FGCU's newly adopted Strategic Plan and launching a new Green Revolving Fund.


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