Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.83
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date Oct. 18, 2012
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Louisiana State University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Denise Newell
Manager, Campus Sustainability
LSU Facility Services
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

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

LSU Campus Committee for Sustainability serves in an advisory role to the Chancellor with a mission to research and evaluate new and innovative measures through which the University can continuously improve its impact on the environment. By conducting operations in a sustainable manner wherever possible, LSU can play a positive role in the future of the planet while being fiscally responsible and serving as a leader in environmentally-friendly initiatives among peer institutions across the country.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Staff Members
Jason Soileau, Campus Planning;
Mary Stebbing, Procurement Auxiliary Services;
Rory Lato Jr., Capital Planning;
Jim Mayne, Facility and Utility Operations;
Renee Pierce, IT Manager, Manship School of Mass Communication;
Michelle Z. Spielman, Communications and University Relations;
D’Ann Morris, Chancellor's Office

Faculty Members
Martin A. Hjortso, Professor, Chemical Engineering;
Jane Cassidy, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs;
Ralph Portier, Distinguished Professor Environmental Sciences, School of the Coast & Environment;

Student Members
Larry Robins, Executive Director of Campus Services and Sustainability;
Emily Smith, President, Coast & Environmental Graduate Organization;
Jessica Seaman, President, Environmental Conservation Organization

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The issue of sustainability has long been recognized as an important issue on the LSU campus among administration and campus environmental advocacy groups. LSU has been proactive in performing many sustainable actions (Re: LSU Green Campus Initiative) that moves the campus toward achieving “climate neutrality”. This effort has been further advanced by the Governor’s signing of State Executive Order No. BJ 2008-8 which addresses sustainability of State owned facilities. A Campus Committee on Sustainability (CCS) was created in 2008 to present and include a cross section of the campus community. The committee meets quarterly in an effort to monitor the progress being made toward the achievement of the goals in the plan. The CCS is responsible for formulating and action plan to prepare a comprehensive inventory of LSU's existing carbon footprint, document LSU's existing efforts towards achieving sustainability, develop an action plan to improve LSU's sustainability efforts, and promote public awareness of LSU's efforts toward sustainability. The chair of the CCS is the Director of Campus Planning. The facililitator of the CCS is the Manager of Campus Sustainability. Both report to the Office of Facility Services.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Denise Newell

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Manager, Campus Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The office of sustainability is responsible for the following talks: Query all campus units to compile a comprehensive report on what actions are currently being taken in regards to sustainability; quantify the information in a report as it relates to emissions, cost, etc.; work directly with consultants to perform studies on issues pertaining to existing emissions from various forms of transportation; utilize information derived in reports to identify areas for improvements; maintain a quantifiable and defensible report of emissions and benchmark improvements from year to year; education of the campus community and general public of LSU sustainability issues and efforts; provide leadership as the State Flagship University to State sister campuses; comply with State Executive Order BJ 2008-9; represent LSU as a liason with the Department of Natural Resources as it relates to sustainability issues; and research and developme grant opportunities related to sustainability.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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