Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amanda Rodgers
Graduate Assistant
Sustainable Community Development Initiative
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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 Office of Sustainability Practices has created a Zero-Waste program, instituted on-campus composting, produced the Campus Sustainability Spotlight Series program, and modeled these best practices for the greater community.


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 Advisory Committee is tasked with looking at campus sustainable best practices from a whole systems approach and making recommendations to the president and board of trustees.


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

Jim Bachmeier and Norman Christopher (both professional staff) are co-chairs.


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 mission of the Office of Sustainability Practices is to provide GVSU administration, faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders with the required skills and capabilities to become better stewards and responsible global citizens in the workforce, communities, and family life.


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

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:
Norman Christopher, Executive Director

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The officer acts as the liasion for modeling sustainable development best practices on campus and in the community.


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

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