Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amber Garrard
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Green Mountain College Campus Sustainability Council was created in 2006 to address the requirements outlined by the Presidents Climate Commitment, and to serve as a facilitating body to move the campus toward climate neutrality. The CSC meets bi-weekly, reviews policies and makes recommendations for improving campus sustainability.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Chair: Amber Garrard, Sustainability Coordinator
William Throop, Provost
Prof. Steve Letendre, Environmental Studies
Prof. Lucas Brown, Environmental Studies
Prof. Jacob Park, Business & Management
Prof. Keith McDade, Natural Resources Management
Elizabeth Wilson ('13)
Katie Emerson ('13)

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The GMC Sustainability Office directs all sustainability initiatives on campus and serves as a resource center for the campus community and beyond. The Office created and maintains the GMC Sustainability Website, is responsible for sustainability reporting and record keeping, updates the campus greenhouse gas inventory and ensures that the goals of the Presidents Climate Commitment are upheld.
The Sustainability Office manages the Green Job Corps, a offshoot of the campus work study program that emphasizes social, economic and environmental learning and provides staff training in these areas. The student-run Recycling Crew and Compost Coordinators are managed through the Sustainability Office directly.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Amber Garrard

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Sustainability Coordinator chairs the Campus Sustainability Council and is responsible for keeping sustainability goals a priority at GMC, reporting on progress and maintaining overall sustainability communication. The coordinator works with administrators to set and implement strategic plan goals, faculty to integrate sustainability initiatives into the classroom, staff to communicate sustainability goals throughout campus functions and operations. The coordinator assists students in outlining realistic and appropriate sustainability related projects, planning and implementation. This position also acts as adviser to the Student Campus Greening Fund and assists with project implementation. The Sustainability Coordinator directs the Green Job Corps and directly supervisors a student office manager, recycling crew and compost coordinators.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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