Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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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 Council on Sustainability and Social Responsibility (CSSR) is charged with advancing the study and practice of sustainability at Haverford, marked by commitments to environmental stewardship and social responsibility within the context of the College’s Quaker values and educational mission.

The Committee for Environmental Responsibility (CER) was created by the students, faculty and staff of Haverford College and founded on the socially responsible principles of the college. CER's mission is to educate our community about global environmental concerns, and to be a positive example for students at Haverford and other colleges to follow. CER works to ensure that environmental concern is an integral part of daily life at Haverford informing our curriculum, administrative decisions, and community practices.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

CSSR Executive Committee:
Jesse Lytle, Chief Sustainability Officer (chair)
Maya Ahmed ‘20, student representative
Owen Deitcher ‘20, CER Co-chair
Bill Anderko, Asst Dir of Facilities Management
Franklyn Cantor, Special Asst to the President
Allison Carpenter, staff representative
Claudia Kent, Asst Dir of Facilities Management
Giri Parameswaran, faculty representative
Ceci Silberstein, Sustainability Fellow
Joseph Stein ‘21, CER Co-chair
Walter Sullivan, Director of Quaker Affairs
Jon Wilson, Environmental Studies Chair

Committee on Environmental Responsibility:
Joseph Stein
Ally Edwards
Ester Maja
Nate Buchanan
Johanna Batterton
Calvin Barrett
Owen Deitcher
Griffin Kaulbach
Mallory Kastner
Jessica Israel
Trevor E. Esilu
Margaret Chen
Lauren Tanel
Claudia Kent (Arboretum Director)
Jesse Lytle (Vice President, Chief of Staff)
Ceci Silberstein (Sustainability Fellow)
Allison Carpenter (Center for Peace and Global Citizenship)
Jennie Ciborowski (Arboretum Programs Coordinator)


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Claudia Kent, Sustainability Coordinator Jesse Lytle, Chief Sustainability Officer Ceci Silberstein, Sustainability Fellow

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 position of "Sustainability Fellow" began in the Fall of 2019. So far the fellow has been responsible for a Mini-Fridge/End of Year Waste Sale, a sustainability brown bag lunch outreach series, and has worked alongside the Committee for Environmental Responsibility to coordinate the logistics of the new food waste digester.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Fellow

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Arboretum Director

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Chief Sustainability Officer

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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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