Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.20
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Hadley Seymour
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Our Carbon Neutrality Plan specifies reductions should average 5% per year from 2020-2040. This is based on renewable energy development, reduced demand through efficiency improvements travel policies and finally local, accountable offsets. We have a goal of FY20-21 for a more detailed, project by project accounting for the 5% annual reductions.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
No

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
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Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Building on our mission to deepen our knowledge of and engagement with the world and all who inhabit it, Kenyon College’s community of students and staff aspire to embrace environmental stewardship as a core value that guides us in all we do. Recognizing the reality of a changing climate, and the unique role of humans in creating and mitigating this, Kenyon will make choices that promote the sustainable and just use of resources. As such, all college decisions will be evaluated against their climate impact, guided by the current scientific consensus.


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Sustainability: Balancing priorities and resources to maximize diversity, equity and inclusion on campus while minimizing the impact of college operations on the environment.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord No
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Our plan for carbon neutrality by 2040 relies on averaging an annual 5 percent (of 2015 baseline) reduction in CO₂ emissions each year. Four benchmarks established in the Carbon Neutrality Plan allow us to track progress and adjust our efforts accordingly


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