Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.32
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date Dec. 3, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Hope College
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Samantha Hawke
STARS Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

The Hope College Sustainability Task Force (Green Team) is comprised of faculty, staff, and students. This team collaborated to developed Hope's sustainability plan in 2009.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

The main goals of this plan include: completing a comprehensive environmental audit of the campus, investigating and implementing additional measures to make Hope a more sustainable campus, monitoring progress and cost effectiveness, exploring ways to make stewardship of the environment a more prominent part of the college educational experience for all students, establishing effective communications systems with the campus and community on environmental issues, establishing relationships with off-campus organizations pursuing like or complementary goals, and proposing a structure to ensure ongoing progress on campus sustainability.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

Hope measures these goals on an on-going basis. The Green Team works to monitor progress in their semimonthly meetings.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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