Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Maryville College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The Campus Sustainability Group (CSG) facilitated the dedication and installation of Bat Condos on campus and addressed environmental questions related to bat recolonization on MC campus.
They also helped facilitate the recycling initiatives on campus which included recycling 23.15 tons recycled in '12-'13, with a 4% contamination rate. It also included 26.99 tons recycled in '13-'14, with just under a 4% contamination rate.

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 Campus Sustainability Group provides oversight for implementing institutional strategies related to the environment, focusing on campus buildings, grounds, and transportation. These strategies include educational programs, environmental policy development and practice, and monitoring and assessment. The Campus Sustainability Group reports to the President and may advise the President, Cabinet, and Board of Directors on campus environmental matters, and it has been given the authority by the President to identify "small environmental matters" on campus. It meets once per month or more often as needed, and it connects with various Divisions and Vice Presidents as indicated.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Faculty, Chair (two year term) Sheri Matascik (14-16)
Faculty, Vice Chair (two year term) Nathan Duncan (14-16)
Physical Plant Director Andy McCall
2 staff representatives (two year terms) Jack Piepenbring (14-16) and Bruce Guillaume (14-16)
Student representative from Environmental Action Team, Hannah Kirby
Alumnus, Doug Gamble

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Adrienne Schwarte - Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor, Mark O'Gorman - Coordinator of Environmental Studies Major

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Adrienne Schwarte, M.F.A., currently serves as a full-time faculty member in design and coordinator of the sustainability studies minor, she also serves as the institutional contact for AASHE, program and internship coordinator for STARS reporting at MC, and works on many of the environmental sustainability initiatives on the MC campus over the past 10 years. She holds a certificate of Campus Sustainability Leadership from the University of Vermont.

Mark O'Gorman, Ph.D., currently serves as a full time faculty member in political science and coordinator of the environmental studies program, Dr. O'Gorman serves as the faculty representative for MC's membership in the National Council for Science and the Environment, coordinates awarded environmental grants, and has been involved in campus sustainability initiatives for the past 18 years.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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