Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Fort Lewis College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Kathleen Hilimire
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
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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 Campus Sustainability Council (CSC) will act in an advisory role to the campus Sustainability Coordinator. The CSC will work with the Coordinator, the Environmental Studies Academic Program, and the Environmental Center to recommend campus initiatives that are ecologically viable, economically sound, and socially just, now and for future generations. The CSC will play a key role in raising campus awareness and keeping sustainability issues at the forefront of campus culture.


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

To ensure that the CSC is accurately reflecting the shared vision and goals of our campus community, participation must come from faculty and students across the disciplines and staff from across the divisions. More specifically, the CSC will include the Sustainability Coordinator, along with representatives from the student body, faculty, marketing and communications, physical plant, student housing, the Environmental Center, and the Environmental Studies program. Additional campus members may be invited to serve in advisory roles to the CSC, depending on the current focus of work.


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Environmental Center (EC) is a student-based organization funded by the Associated Students of Fort Lewis College and governed by a student majority board of directors. Students work on different teams: Local Food, Zero-Waste, Media and Communications, and Campus Sustainability. During the school year, the EC has two full-time professional staff who provide opportunities for students to take positive action on the issues they care about through jobs, research projects, and volunteer opportunities. The EC is available to the entire community and the broader region.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Kathy Hilimire, Campus Sustainability Coordinator

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 Campus Sustainability Council began its work in academic year 2014-2015. During the past three years, major achievements include:
- 32% reduction in campus carbon emissions, largely attributable to performance contracting and Renewable Energy Credits
- Creation of a Climate Action Plan
- Recycling study
- Transportation study
- Completion of two sustainability audits of campus for STARS data collection


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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