Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Gettysburg College
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 6.00 Julie Ramsey
Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students
College Life Office
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,007

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Goal Six of the College's Strategic Plan states:
* Establish an environmental sustainability program for the campus, to more fully engage students, faculty, and staff with one of society's most pressing challenges.

All of the implementation strategies below address the environmental dimensions of sustainability though raising awareness, developing "greener" policies, and practicing more sustainable building construction, operation, and maintenance.

* Expand educational programming for faculty, students, and staff on topics related to environmental awareness and responsibility.
* Develop green-campus protocols that integrate environmentally sustainable practices into on-going College operations.
* Develop design standards for future construction and renovation projects that incorporate forward- thinking green practices with respect to building site selection, water and energy efficiency, materials, and indoor air quality.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

The implementation strategies do not explicitly mention the social dimensions of sustainability, although programs and initiatives that raise environmental awareness and responsibility would conceivably include social dimensions as well.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

The implementation strategies do cover the economic dimensions of sustainability, with the drive to improve efficiency and greener practices in campus operations and maintenance:

* Develop green-campus protocols that integrate environmentally sustainable practices into on-going College operations.
* Develop design standards for future construction and renovation projects that incorporate forward- thinking green practices with respect to building site selection, water and energy efficiency, materials, and indoor air quality.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

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