Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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 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:
Yumiko Jakobcic (Sustainability) Rence Meredith (Energy & Water) Scott Whistler (Buildings) Janet Aubil (Waste) Chris Swank (Transportation) Elena Lioubimtseva (Academics) Heather White (Purchasing) Allysa Babcock (Campus Dining) Travus Burton (Community Engagement) Lindsey DesArmo (Health & Wellness)

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:
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 of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Yumiko Jakobcic, Director

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:
The Office of Sustainability Practices leads the Campus Sustainability Advisory Council who has written a Sustainability Strategic Plan. Members of the CSAC have also created a Zero-Waste program, instituted on-campus composting, participated in Sustainability Week, hosted various events including the Sustainability Spotlight, and modeled these best practices for the greater community.

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