Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
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:

Each campus of Indiana Univeristy has its own Climate Action Plan Implementation Committee (CAPIC) with representation from students, faculty, and staff. Members are appointed by local campus leadership, such as the provost and chancellors. Each committee develops recommendations to implement the strategies approved in the IU Climate Action Plan.

The CAPICs follow the guiding principles outlined in the IU Climate Action Plan:

  • Evidence-based and rigorous.
  • Action-oriented, with immediate implementation whenever possible.
  • Financially responsible.
  • Resourceful and efficient, with funding sources and savings identified.
  • Inclusive and just, with broad input.
  • Accountable, with benchmarks and dashboards part of the transparency of process and progress.
  • Ambitious and transformative.

CAPICs also identify projects that create opportunities for student learning. The projects provide meaningful, real-world applications of sustainability and sustainability-adjacent principles by utilizing the campus as a living laboratory of sustainability.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

IU Bloomington CAPIC member list presented below is as of AY 23/24.

Members:

  • Aimee Heeter, Vice Provost for Finance and Administration
  • Amanda Wilson, Fleet Services Manager
  • Henry Wolfla, Undergraduate student, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Co-Director of Sustainability, Student Government
  • Jessica Davis, Associate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Jon Eldon, Lecturer, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Keith Thompson, Assistant Vice President, Energy Management and Utilities
  • Susie Johnson, Associate Vice President for Facility Operations
  • Yong Yeol Ahn, Professor of Informatics and Computing, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
  • Zolboo Dashmyagmar, Graduate student, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Supporting staff:

  • Anisa Valenzuela, Sustainability Manager
  • Amanda Keene, Sustainability Manager
  • Kelsey Beal, Sustainability Analyst
  • Tanjimul Alam, Sustainability Manager
  • Various students, Sustainability Interns

 


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The IU Office of Sustainability seeks to identify and promote 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):
4

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jessica Davis, Associate Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer

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:

Effective with the approval of the IU Climate Action Plan, the IU Office of Sustainability is a centralized unit that provides sustainability leadership, support, and standardization across all campuses of Indiana University. 

The activities of the office within the academic and operations spheres of the university convene topic-area-focused stakeholders and develop ideas for improvement, investigation, and sustainability progress throughout the years. The office has provided internship experience for students, has engaged large numbers of university affiliates via campus programming, and provided funding and recognition for campus research and operations projects. Much of this is through a range of programs including: Campus Catalyst Awards, Sustainability Research Development Grants, Sustainable Events Events, Sustainability Internship program, and more; Prominent events including support of ERI Bootcamp, hosting the IU Sustainability Symposium, Earth Month, and more; Institution-wide sustainability reporting, increasing collaboration across our statewide network of nine IU campuses, sustainability conference participation/presentations, and focused work in GHG emissions reductions also make up efforts of the office.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Associate Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer

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

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Sustainability Analyst

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