Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katie Wall
Program Coordinator
Outdoor Recreation Management
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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:

Responsible Community Strategic Plan Committee:
To educate its students and be part of a vibrant citizenry, the college will exemplify stewardship, accountability, and concern. The institution will model a responsible community, creating intentional and meaningful connections with its students, faculty, and staff, and serving as a strong citizen and steward through service and outreach.

Priority Initiatives

Deepen the college’s academic community of learning by creating opportunities that enrich and expand intellectual life beyond the classroom.

Develop and implement summer and inter-term programs that expand the college’s educational opportunities for students.

Deepen the diversity, equity, and inclusion ethos of the college through education, policies, and practices, including establishing an office for leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Develop and implement an appropriate environmental sustainability ethos through education, policies and practices across academics, student/faculty/staff engagement, operations and planning, and administration.

Expand the concept of wellness on campus through intentional programming for physical, mental/emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual wellness.

With intention, extend the responsible community ethos into the larger community through service, outreach, and the provision of community events.

Student Sustainability Committee:
Mission

The Lees-McRae Student Sustainability Council (SSC)’s mission for Lees-McRae is to make students more aware of diverse ways to live sustainably and give them the opportunity to do so. We strive to make Lees-McRae a more sustainable campus to help the environment and reduce students’ impact.

Goals

Another way of helping this new council would be money factored into the Outdoor Recreation Management budget each year. We also have some ideas for fundraising which include asking for a donation from a locally owned sustainable business or corporate sponsorships to get us started.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Responsible Community Strategic Plan Committee:
Blaine Hansen - Leader
Craig McPhail - Member
Ed Roberts - Member
Jon Kokos - Member

Student Sustainability Committee:
Katie Wall - Faculty-lead
Linnea Mink - Student-lead
Paige Gray - Student-lead
Jack Hallow - Member
Anthony Pendergast - Member


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Katie Wall - Associate Professor

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:

Responsible Community Strategic Plan Committee:
To educate its students and be part of a vibrant citizenry, the college will exemplify stewardship, accountability, and concern. The institution will model a responsible community, creating intentional and meaningful connections with its students, faculty, and staff, and serving as a strong citizen and steward through service and outreach.

This is a new committee and new initiative.


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