Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Delicia Nahman
Director of Sustainability
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 Lafayette College Sustainability Committee seeks to enhance the core mission of the college while expanding to the campus community and beyond. We wish to help ourselves, and all with whom we come in contact, to become more educated regarding the choices that that will enable us to become better stewards of our planet.
It has been a standing committee since 2013 that meets monthly throughout the academic year with representation from the faculty, communications, plant operations, senior staff, facilities planning & construction, student body (LEAP, SEES, etc.), dining services (Bon Appetit), LaFarm, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges and others.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Faculty:
David Brandes
Ben Cohen
Dru Germanoski
Arthur Kney
Julia Nicodemus
Megan Rothenberger
Kira Lawrence
Heath Hitchcock
Mike McGuire
Haritha Malladi

Students:
Kyle Low
Emma Stierhoff
Jacob Hoffner
Evan Savage
Andrea Bonilla
Hannah Koch
Kate Rogers
Kyle Blumenthal
Lucie Lagodich
Addie King
Zoe Peerman

Administration:
Mary Wilford-Hunt
Alana Albus
Janine Casey
Katie Neitz
Chris Tomik
Lisa Miskelly
Marie Fechik-Kirk
Nick DeSalvo
Millie Smith
Tim Uhrich


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 leads the visioning and strategy for Lafayette College's race to carbon neutrality and the integration of sustainability principles throughout operations, educational experience, community engagement, and campus culture.


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:
Delicia Nahman, Sustainability Director, Kendall Roberson, Sustainability Fellow, Nick DeSalvo, Energy Manager, Lisa Miskelly, Associate Director of Food and Farm

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:

Since 2013, Lafayette's Sustainability Committee has fostered sustainable initiatives such as the revamping and launch of the college's sustainability website, participated in hosting the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Sustainability Conference, worked with academic departments to research many areas of sustainability including alternative transportation, recycling, STARS Rating System, and Nitrogen Footprint calculations. It has worked with Plant Operations on projects such as evaluating single versus dual stream recycling programs, implemented energy audit energy conservation measures, furthered the recycling of textbooks, batteries, printer cartridges and electronics, continued to support composting efforts. Finally, the Committee has had significant input in generating documents including greenhouse gas calculation, a campus wide energy audit, our climate action plan, and the college's energy policy.


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