Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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Ithaca College
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

In April 2001, President Peggy R. Williams approved the Comprehensive Environmental Policy, which was developed as a guiding framework by the Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP). REMP, a coalition of students, faculty and staff collaborates to meet a number of broad-ranging campus environmental objectives, including integrating environmental education, increasing environmentally preferable purchasing, and improving waste management and resource reduction systems.

The underlying framework of sustainability emerged organically from the grassroots conversations among all constituencies of the College that led to the creation of the Ithaca College Institutional Plan, completed in the spring of 2001.

In 2009, the Institutional Plan was updated with a "bridge plan" that specifically called for increased campus sustainability. There was a broad stakeholder representation on the committee that helped inform the bridge plan creation.


A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

The Comprehensive Environmental Policy includes goals in:
environmental education
environmentally responsible purchasing
efficient use and conservation of energy, water, and other resources
minimizing solid waste production
minimizing hazardous waste and toxic materials
environmentally responsible campus design and planning principles


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

We capture the growth of the number of courses which infuse sustainability content.
We report the amount and percentage of recycled content paper purchased.
We report the amount of Green Seal certified cleaning products and bathroom paper products purchased.
We report the amount of "sustainable food" (using STARS criteria) purchased for our dining operation.
We track our waste and recycling data and have made changes in our recycling program that have increased recycling rates.
The college has also committed to a high standard of sustainable design in any new buildings as can be seen in our overall campus plan, contributing to LEED certified projects.
In addition, we are discretely measuring our energy use inall campus buildings to assist us with strategizing the integration of energy-conserving measures and upgraded technologies.


The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:
2,009

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