Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Frostburg State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lawrence Gingerich
Safety and Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The President's Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS), in conjunction with Student Government Association, Student Sierra Club and other individuals and groups proposed, ushered through approval, and has begun to implement a student sustainability fee of $30 per student per year, the overall process which includes a grant program that funds student initiated sustainability projects. PACS also works with Learning Green Living Green (LGLG) to put on Focus Frostburg every year during Earth Week, a campus wide day of presentations, events, films, speakers and activities for increased sustainability of the campus and community. The Safety and Sustainability Officer has also promoted all these efforts, and he has also led an initiative to develop a power purchase agreement and solar array development project.


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:

LGLG Mission - Frostburg State University's Learning Green, Living Green Initiative engages students, faculty, staff, and community members to develop and coordinate programs and projects that create sustainable solutions to environmental, social, and economic needs.


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

President's Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS)
Lawrence Gingerich; staff and Safety and Sustainability Coordinator
Tracy Edwards; faculty
Kara Rogers Thomas; faculty
Sunshine L Brosi; faculty
Patrick W Obrien; staff
Ann Townsell; staff
John Brewer; staff and Facilities representative
Daniel A Fiscus; staff, Sustainability Liaison
Victor Rising; Student Government Association (SGA), representative
Harmoni Johnson, SGA alternate
Joshua Tabora; Student Sierra Club representative
Mikayla Spencer; Sustainability Awareness Society representative
LGLG Group:
Susan R Snow
Rebecca E Ramspott; Staff, FSU
Lawrence A Gingerich; Staff, FSU


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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 Sustainability Office resides in the Physical Plant Department and consists of one person who has the title of Safety and Sustainability Coordinator. This office covers recycling, sits on the President's Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS), assists with the LGLG Sustainability Committee and helps organize the meetings, is also responsible for reporting, and sustainability initiatives. This person also has safety, occupational health, fire safety, gas line safety and environmental duties including all reporting, training and compliance assistance as well as other duties. The second person reports to the one above and takes care of physically collection all the recycling material from across campus. We also have a 1/2 time Sustainability Liaison who teaches one class per semester in our Sustainability Studies Program and Sustainability Minor, and he also works on sustainability projects for the campus and community.


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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Lawrence Gingerich

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Safety and Sustainability coordinatror is located in the Physical Plant. This position covers recycling, chairs the LGLG Sustainability Committee at large and chairs the LGLG Executive committee and organizes the meetings, is also responsible for reporting, and sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability coordinator is to serve as an ambassador for climate and habitat awareness, promoting initiatives that will ultimately improve the quality of life for all individuals and species.
• Look for opportunities for boosting student recruitment and retention, and opportunities to explore external funding for sustainability.
This person also has safety, occupational health, fire safety, gas line safety and environmental duties including all reporting, training and compliance assistance as well as other duties.


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

Mr. Gingerich retired from the University in May 2016. A search for a replacement Sustainability Officer is expected to begin soon.

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