Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Illinois State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Missy Nergard
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 Student Sustainability Committee is an external committee of the Student Government Association and it is charged with administering the sustainability fund and advocating for sustainability initiatives on campus.


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

The committee is comprised of one student chair, five student senators, five students-at-large, one fiscal agent (staff), and 3-8 faculty advisors.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The ISU Office of Sustainability was formed in 2010 with two full-time employees and one graduate assistant. The office serves as a resource and advocate for sustainability programming on campus and in the community.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Missy Nergard, Director of Sustainability

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:

ISU has an Office of Sustainability. The office serves as a resource for campus and through its efforts has initiated a sustainable bike share program, co-curricular programming for multiple academic projects (outdoor classroom, ecological restoration, audubon certified golf course, solid waste minimization and diversion, and the solar pathways development plan). The office also offers internships for every discipline on campus and typically hosts 10-15 trans-disciplinary interns each semester.


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