Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Makayla Bonney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tanjimul Alam
Sustainability Programs Assistant
Sustain IU
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

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

The Campus Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is a roughly forty member body that consists of a faculty and staff co-chair, the staff and faculty co-chairs of each of the seven Working Groups, and representatives from across the campus, including representatives from the Bloomington Faculty Council, Bloomington Professional Council, IU Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Athletics, and a number of administrative departments.

The mission of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board is to provide broad-based academic and operational support for Indiana University’s office of sustainability, Sustain IU.

Sustain IU seeks to develop a broad, interdisciplinary academic and operational program that represents a systematic institutional effort to address large-scale issues of human-environment interaction on a local, regional, and global scale, as developed in the January 2008 Campus Sustainability Report.

Additional sustainability committees:
1.) IU Student Government (formal undergraduate government) includes a Sustainability Chair.
2). IU Student Sustainability Council administers a student sustainability fund and has managed an optional sustainability fee available during past enrollment cycles.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Executive Board, including Working Group Affiliation and Role
FWG = Food; EQLU = Environmental Quality and Land Use; RUR = Resource Use and Recycling; EBE = Energy and the Built Environment
Fallwell, Tom RUR (Staff)
Mincey, Sarah Education and Research (Faculty)
Eskew, Kelley RUR (Faculty)
Sideris, Lisa Faculty Co-Chair
Girvin, Michael EQLU (Staff)
Glaholt, Chip EBE (Faculty)
Dragovich, Anna Transportation (Staff)
Robertson, Sam Staff Co-Chair
Ipsen, Carl Food (Faculty)
Shrivastav, Rahul Food (Staff)
Laney, Melissa  EQLU (Faculty)
Meneffee, Mark EBE (Staff)
Rogan, Jane Education and Research (Staff)
Wilson, Amanda  Transportation (Staff)

Bonney, Makayla Sustain IU
Predmore, Andrew Sustain IU

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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability, now rebranded to Sustain IU, works to advance sustainable human-environment interactions within the Bloomington campus/community by collaborative academic and operational initiatives. The mission of Sustain IU is that it identifies and promotes sustainable solutions that reduce environmental impacts while supporting an equitable and prosperous, IU now and into the future.

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Andrew Predmore, University Director of Sustainability; Makayla Bonney, Assistant Director of Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:

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

Sustain IU consists of five full-time staff members. Staff positions include: University Director of Sustainability, Assistant Director of Sustainability, Sustainability Specialist, Indiana Sustainability Development Program Manager, and Sustainability Programs Assistant. The office staff is supported by ten to fifteen student interns at any given time to make up the full Sustain IU team. An additional ~45 students also have office supported roles within the Sustainability Scholars undergraduate research program and Indiana Sustainability Development Program statewide externship placement program among Indiana organizations (public, private and nonprofit).

The activities of the office within the academic and operations spheres of the university have steadily worked to convene topic area focused stakeholders and develop ideas for improvement, investigation, and sustainability progress throughout the years. The office established 20 Goals for 2020, has provided valuable internship experience for students, has engaged large numbers of students/faculty/staff via campus programming, and provided funding and recognition for dozens campus research and operations projects. Much of this is through a range of programs including Sustain IU Working Groups (Food, Energy & the Built Environment, Environmental Quality & Land Use, Resource Use & Recycling, Transportation, Sustainable Technology & Procurement), the Innovation Fund, Campus Catalyst Awards, Sustainability Community of Practice, ISDP, Sustainability Research Development Grants, Green Events, Sustainability Course Development Fellowships, Sustain IU Week, Campus Surveys, Campus Sustainability Advisory Board, and prominent events including the Hoosier 2 Hoosier Sale, Big Red Eats Green, the Energy Challenge, IU Statewide Sustainability Summits, ISDP Bootcamp, and the end of year Spring SUST Symposium. Institution wide sustainability reporting, an increasing statewide role across the IU system of 9 campuses, sustainability conference participation/presentations, and focused work in food purchasing, waste auditing/infrastructure revamping, and GHG emissions reductions also make up efforts of the office. See sustain.iu.edu for more information.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
University Director of Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Under direction of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities and the Provost and Executive Vice President, implement a coherent and comprehensive university-wide sustainability strategy and program by coordinating academic, research, operations, and student sustainability activities. Collaborate with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum and into the communities we serve. Serve as the point-person for university-wide sustainability strategic planning and major sustainability initiatives, annual reporting requirements, and other University policies related to sustainability.

Participate in strategic planning with top-level administrators to infuse and integrate sustainability into operations, academics and administration. Fosters a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff; identifies and prioritizes areas for institutional sustainability efforts; plans and develops long-range and short-range programs; and engages with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units.

Coordinates and consults with other IU campuses; facilitates communications as the university spokesperson on sustainability issues; receives guidance from and supports the activities of Sustainability Advisory Committees; and represents the University at national professional conferences.

The University Director of Sustainability has development responsibility for grant funding, corporate partnerships, and programs that promote the University’s sustainability efforts. He/she will work in a collaborative manner to develop productive relationships with university administration, campus and external constituencies in order to fulfill the above job responsibilities. The incumbent will also be responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of efforts undertaken.

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

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Supports the Director of Sustainability in campus-wide strategic planning and coordination for the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board’s working groups; sustainability data acquisition and tracking; and program documentation and evaluation. Co-facilitates connections and collaboration with departments, schools and offices across campus to foster a culture of campus sustainability. Directs and manages: operational initiatives relating to behavior change and the expansion and improvement of sustainability infrastructure, waste diversion, and carbon emission tracking; and office staff including the Programs Assistant, Cox Exploratory Scholars, sustainability interns placed with the working groups, and additional project based interns.

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

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

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

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