Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.06
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Knox College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
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 President’s Council on Sustainability is responsible for:
* Considering new sustainability initiatives for the campus (including those pertaining to education and strategic planning) and making recommendations to the College President regarding institutional strategies, resources, and priorities
* Working closely with the Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives to identify, support, promote and communicate new and ongoing sustainability initiatives.
* Considering ideas presented by members of the Knox community relating to campus sustainability initiatives
* Annually reviewing campus sustainability commitments, progress reports, and compacts to ensure that the campus is meeting its commitments and targets


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Committee is open to the entire campus community. The following is a representative sample of committee participants:
Office of Sustainability - Deborah Steinberg (Director of Sustainability/staff)
Student Senate Sustainability Committee - Caitlin Edelmuth (Chair of Senate Sustainability Committee/student)
Faculty - Ben Farrer (ENVS/faculty) and William Hope (ANSO/faculty)
Dining Services - Doug Stenfeldt (General Manager of Dining Services/staff)
Facilities - Scott Maust (Director of Facilities/staff)
Students 4 Sustainability - Isaac Hughes (Vice President of S4S/student)


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 Office of Sustainability was created in 2012 when Knox College hired its first Sustainability Coordinator. In addition to running a number of campus sustainability initiatives, the office provides institutional support and guidance on matters related to environmental, social, and economic sustainability.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2.90

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Deborah Steinberg, Director of Sustainability Initiatives

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:

The President's Council on Sustainability meets monthly, addresses issues of significance relating to campus sustainability, and advises the President on their findings. In recent years, the committee has created a set of sustainability goals for the campus to serve as support to the college-wide strategic plan.

The Director of Sustainability Initiatives coordinates between all campus departments to achieve institutional sustainability. In the past three years, this has included the first on-site renewable energy installation, expanding campus move-out waste-reduction efforts, and improving the recycling collection program.


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