Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kathleen Crawford
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:

Article I: Name
Florida Gulf Coast University Sustainability and Resiliency Council (SRC).

Article II: Purpose
Sustainability has been a critical component of Florida Gulf Coast University’s mission, vision, and guiding principles since its inception. By balancing social, environmental, and economic needs through stakeholder collaboration and partnerships, sustainability provides a useful framework for building FGCU’s capacity to innovate and operate, advance student success in the global community, and increase elasticity in a rapidly changing world.
This council serves as an advisory committee reporting directly to the President and President’s Cabinet.

Article III: Mission
The Sustainability Committee convenes campus-wide partnerships to uphold FGCU’s sustainability mission, enhancing student success while cultivating community resilience.


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Article IV: Steering Committee Members and Their Term-limits
There is a broad base of sustainability constituents at FGCU. Thus, there is a need for a smaller group to engage the diverse stakeholders contributing to FGCU’s sustainability mission.
The SRC Steering Committee includes seven individuals with representation from the student body, faculty, staff, and senior leadership. The following positions will serve ex officio and are permanent seats:
1. Student Government Director of Sustainability
2. Sustainability Manager
3. Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education Director
4. Physical Plant Representative
5. FGCU Campus Dining Representative
The remaining two seats will be appointed based on university and sustainability priorities. Their terms will run from April 1st to March 31 in order to align report submissions with university budgeting cycles. Members from the full committee are encouraged to nominate themselves or others for consideration. Appointees will be notified by letter from the President. The two remaining seats will serve two-year terms and may only serve two consecutive terms.
Steering Committee members may be terminated/replaced for excess absences if they have three unexcused absences a semester. No voting by proxy or designee shall be allowed.
The Steering Committee will elect a chairperson to lead them at the beginning of each academic year. This person can serve up to three consecutive one-year terms.
The Steering Committee is responsible for:
1. Facilitating streamlined efforts among diverse sustainability stakeholders across campus by convening members two to four times a year.
2. Setting annual sustainability goals that align with university priorities, measuring progress toward goal attainment, and communicating progress to upper administration and the university community. Ephemeral sustainability task forces may be used to accomplish this.
3. Recruiting subcommittee and task force members while supporting them in their efforts to uphold university commitments.
4. Communicating with upper administration as needed.

Article V: Members
The entire campus and surrounding community are welcome and encouraged to participate in advancing FGCU’s sustainability mission through collective leadership. SRC meetings are open to the public. The following people play especially important roles in ensuring FGCU’s sustainability mission is realized and the Steering committee will invite them to meetings once dates are set:
• 1-3 Representatives from each College (depending on College size and interest level)
• Advancement/Alumni Association Representative
• Athletics Representative
• Campus Naturalist Representative
• Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education (CESE) Director and CESE Student Staff Representative
• Coastal Watershed Institute Director
• Dean’s Council Representative
• Emergency Manager
• Emergent Technologies Institute Representative
• Environmental Health & Safety Director
• Facilities Planning Representative
• FGCU Dining Sustainability Representative and Real Food Challenge Intern
• Food Forest Advisory Council Representative
• Greek Council Representative
• Honors College Director
• Human Resources Representative
• Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) Academy Representative
• Marine and Ecological Sciences Representative
• Office of Housing and Residence Life Representative
• Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance Representative
• President’s Cabinet Representative and/or University Ombuds
• Student Government Senate, Faculty Senate, and Staff Advisory Council Representative
• Student Organization Council Representative
• Student Success and Enrollment Management Representative
• University Colloquium Advisory Council Representative
• University Marketing Representative
• University Police Department and Parking Services Representative


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

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, an Executive Assistant, and at least one student assistant. They support research and scholarly activities relating to sustainability and contribute to many campus-wide sustainability efforts.


Full-time equivalent 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:
Kathleen Crawford, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator for Environmental Health & Safety

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:

Accomplishments of the institution wide coordinating body over the past three years include planning and holding an inaugural sustainability conference, the initiating the use of the GRITS tracking system, submitting recommendations to university administration for a Transportation Demand Manager and green building guidelines, as well as being involved in our campus master plan updates.


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