Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.70
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hampshire College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steven Roof
Dean of the School of Natural Science
Natural Science
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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:

Hampshire College maintains two key committees focusing on sustainability:
1. The Environmental Committee (https://www.hampshire.edu/sustainable/the-environmental-committee), made up of elected and appointed faculty, staff, and students from across the campus, engages the entire community in environmental and sustainability issues. The environmental committee is an advisory body and action committee to the President and the community at large. Its responsibilities include the following:

* To gather information pertinent to decreasing the College's "environmental footprint," and to convert this information into usable form. This may include ecological surveys, institutional studies, financial information, development plans, student work, awareness campaigns on specific issues, and more. All information will be public and easily accessible.

* To connect with various administrators, trustees, faculty, and student groups to coordinate interests, plans, and activism in terms of environmental efforts. This includes inviting the entire community to voice what they would like to see happen in the future.

* To advise and make recommendations to the administration on ways to maximize socially-just sustainable planning in purchasing, development, and policy making.

* To help increase the community's awareness and accessibility to low-impact living.

2. The Farm STAR Committee (https://www.hampshire.edu/farm/farm-mission-and-vision)
The Farm STAR (Sow to Achieve Results) Committee is a small group of students, faculty, and staff appointed by President Jonathan Lash. Committee members commit to regular meetings and on-going work representing and communicating with the Hampshire community as a whole. The Farm STAR Committee works with the multiple segments of the community involved with and interested in the farm to advance and implement a broad vision of the farm’s role in the future, which includes a proposed Five-Year Strategic Plan.


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

1. Environmental Committee 2017-2018
Steven Roof (faculty), Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
Michael Klare (faculty), Professor of Peace and World Security Studies
Fred Wirth (faculty), Associate Professor of Physics
Donna Cohn (faculty), Associate Professor of Applied Design
Chelvanaya Gabriel (staff), Lab Manager/Greenhouse Supervisor
Pam Tinto (Staff), Associate Dean of Students for Campus Leadership and Activities
Carl Weber (Staff), Director of Facilities and management
Todd Holland (Staff), Project Manager, Facilities
Corey Lynch (Staff), Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
Reeve Gutsell (Staff), Food, Farm and Sustainability Program Coordinator
Avery Hernandez (Student)
Sara Brown (Student)

2. Farm STAR Committee 2017-2018
Seeta Sistla (Faculty), Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology
Reeve Gutsell (Staff), Food, Farm and Sustainability Program Coordinator
Nancy Hanson, (Staff) Director of Farm Programs
Pete Solis (Staff), Livestock Manager
Grace Adzima (Staff), Accounting Assistant
Laela Sayigh (Faculty), Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior
Kara Lynch, Associate Professor of Video Production & Critical Studies
April Nugent (Student)
Natalie Bailargeon (Student)
Maggie Ng (Student)


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
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Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Environmental Committee (https://www.hampshire.edu/sustainable/the-environmental-committee) is the primary coordinating body responsible for broad sustainability coordination across the entire campus. Accomplishments of the Environmental Committee during the previous three years include the following:
A. Ongoing administration of the Sustainable Revolving Fund SURF (https://www.hampshire.edu/sustainable/hampshire-college-sustainability-revolving-fund)
B. Approving Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) purchases as part of our solar PV initiatives
C. Reviewing and approving several small (<10kW) PV installations at campus properties
D. Ongoing monitoring of all PV systems to ensure compliance with College's commitment to ecological land management of lands under solar arrays
D. Maintaining progress on the Hampshire College Climate Action Plan (https://www.hampshire.edu/sustainable/climate-action-plan)


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