Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities 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:

The mission of the Sustainability and Resilience group is to regularly discuss possibilities, priorities, and principles that guide sustainability activities on campus, while determining plans of action to move MTU toward a more sustainable future.


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

Jay Meldrum, Executive Director of Sustainability, staff, coordination of campus wide sustainability efforts.
David Shonnard, Sustainability Futures Institute and Chemical Engineering Professor, Leader of the Tech Forward campaign on Sustainability and Resilience, faculty, lead efforts on campus teaching and research.
Larry Hermanson, Energy Manager, staff, Facilities Management
Alan Turnquist- Orientation Programs Coordinator - Staff - Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
William Lytle- PhD Candidate, Environmental and Energy Policy - Student
Chelsea Schelly- Associate Professor of Sociology, Graduate Director, IA/H and EEP - Faculty - Department of Social Sciences
Robert Handler- Operations Manager/Senior Research Engineer, Sustainable Futures Institute, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Staff, Chemical Engineering
Jennifer Becker- Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences


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

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jay Meldrum- Executive Director of Sustainability and David Shonnard - Director of the Sustainable Futures Institute

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

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

Members of the sustainability committee (Sustainability and Resilience Group) have created awareness of our current recycling program, reported and published our Green House Gas emissions, reported on our energy portfolio and begun plans for a campus wide training and awareness program for composting. Members of this working group come from all across campus to develop programs/events to make MTU more sustainable including the Sustainability Demonstration House's hosting of the Keweenaw's First Waste Reduction Drive. The Sustainability and Resilience committee has also held a listening sessions to gather information from the campus community to see what actions can and should be done to make MTU more sustainable. Other activities include: making a comprehensive list of all sustainability courses on campus, hosting a green film series, and helping MTU utilize renewable energy sources.


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