Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.55
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Juste Sylvain Obouonombele
Student Intern
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The sustainability committee promote and support the integration of Lane's sustainability core values into all aspects of learning within the college and throughout our community.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Classified staff

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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Education for sustainability projects includes working with faculty across the college to infuse sustainability into all curriculum and offering workshops, training, and conferences for students, employees, and the community

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Luis Maggiori, Sustainability Coordinator - Michael Sims, Recycling Coordinator - Kelly Hardin, Learning Garden Specialist

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The institution's Climate Action Plan was updated and published version 2.0 in January 2019.
The campus-wide Sustainability Committee was reestablished and has been active since January 2018.
LCC's main campus accomplished Bee Campus USA certification in 2019. This work is on-going with a campus-wide Bee Campus USA Committee.
A complete estimation of the financial cost for implementation of the CAP 2.0 was presented to the Board of Education in 2018.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Develop and execute sustainability goals, objectives, long-range plans, operating policies and procedures.
Direct Property Coordinator in implementing procedures to accomplish waste reduction goals.
Direct Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Analyst in implementing energy conservation goals.
Manage the sustainability program budget, to include capital expenditure planning.
Evaluate sustainability program progress with the annual indicator reports. Perform cost-benefit and payback analyses for program activities. Develop programs and processes to improve college indoor air quality. Respond to IEQ concerns, investigate, conduct tests, coordinate trades to assist in recommendations for the remediation, corrections and/or to hire consultants to conduct additional investigations.Coordinate the implementation of the college’s American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
Ensure compliance with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality regulations regarding hazardous materials disposal.
Administer hazardous material disposal contracts: Inventory material, develop RFQ, Obtain bids. Ensure that successful bidder complies with RFQ specifications and with local, state, and federal regulations.
Administer related contracts. Develop requests for quotations (RFQs). Obtain bids. Ensure that successful bidder complies with RFQ specifications. Coordinate conferences including development and oversight of budgets, hiring contractors, creating partnerships, developing programming, determining and obtaining needed resources, planning logistics.Research environmental regulations and college practices
Advise stakeholders on environmental and sustainability practices including pesticide use, hazardous materials use, spill clean ups, leak clean ups. Respond to and prepare reports for regulatory agencies including the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, State Fire Marshal, and Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority. Coordinate corrections to regulatory findings including notifying affected departments, ensuring corrections are made, and advising departments as to how to make corrections.
Maintain hazardous material storage area in compliance with DEQ and OSHA regulations.
Actively and positively participate in department and stakeholder meetings, including taking a lead role in sustainability meetings and acting as a liaison to foster collaboration between operations and instruction.
Review and provide input for remodels and projects, ensuring green building practices are incorporated and indoor environmental quality protocols are followed.
Work with students and faculty on implementing projects that both contribute to student learning and benefit college operations.
Work with departments to incorporate sustainability into procedures and purchasing practices.
Work with stakeholders to implement IEQ recommendations including develop specifications and RFQs. Communicate with affected staff. Collaborate with HR on any medical issues.
Act as college appointed member of the Safety Committee to represent hazardous materials compliance and indoor environmental quality. Represent the college’s sustainability efforts to print, television, and radio media, governmental organizations, and within the national sustainability movement.
Act as an advocate for the sustainability core value by developing and delivering presentations, representing sustainability initiatives to college committees.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Recycling Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Facilitate the sale of commodity material
Actively participate in meetings, conferences, committees including representing Lane professionally; Build and maintain buyer and vendor relations
Represent the college, the Institute for Sustainable Practices, and the Recycling Program in print, television, and radio.
Collaborate with staff, faculty and managers to achieve program goals through behavior change programs, changes in systems, and Division initiatives.
Ensure that students with specialized needs are supported and are working in a positive learning environment
Ensure college property is managed in compliance with the Oregon Revised Statues and college policy
Develop and manage program budgets. Generate revenue streams, monitor costs.
Generate budget and capital outlay requests
Negotiate and administer contracts and purchase orders for services and equipment
Create business plans for program and perform cost-benefit analyses for program activity and equipment
Analyze and interpret budget and financial data. Allocate program resources according to budget
Create annual, comprehensive reports of activity and evaluate and communicate results and information
Develop short and long-term recommendations in response to program and college needs, core values, mission, and strategic directions
Monitor garbage streams; waste and commodity streams through self-designed studies, invoices, and drop tickets
Ensure work areas are in safety compliance with regulation; provide safety training to employees
Analyze operations, policies and procedures related to recycling and suggest and make improvements.
Speak to classes, department meetings, and administration meetings to promote program
Maintain proper certification and maintenance requirements for industrial equipment
Plan and complete special projects and reports that require considerable skills in planning, logistics, analysis, and reporting
Identify, label, and move hazardous material
Coordinator and Health and Safety Coordinator as needed
Work collaboratively with college departments and programs to create initiatives to achieve carbon-neutrality, water conservation, and waste management goals.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Learning Garden Specialist

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Coordinate and promote student involvement in the Learning Garden Club, garden planning, garden projects, and work parties. Support students in becoming garden leaders.
Promote the use of the Learning Garden in existing curriculum. Collaborate with instructors on planning and supervising class projects in the garden.
Plan and oversee student volunteer work parties. Coordinate and supervise work study students and student interns.
Maintain garden crops, composting systems, soil quality, greenhouse seeding schedule, irrigation, and infrastructure.
Lead restoration work along riparian area surrounding the Learning Garden with assistance from students and interns.
Create promotional and educational programs including written announcements, articles, press releases, newsletters, brochures, flyers, posters, presentations, events, tours, and workshops. Update website. Plan and execute promotional and educational activities.
Facilitate and strengthen collaboration between the Learning Garden, the Culinary and Hospitality Management Program, and Conference and Culinary Services at Lane Community College. This collaboration includes the development and implementation of a plan for planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables in appropriate quantities and at the right times for college use.
Serve as liaison to local businesses, organizations, farmers, and the general public for donation of materials, supplies, and equipment.
Track data related to the garden including volunteer hours, harvested amounts, seeding and planting dates and locations, and compost amounts. Develop and maintain garden files. Develop reports and proposals. Obtain price quotes.
Develop a 5 year improvement plan for the learning garden.

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

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