Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Create a Master of Professional Studies emphasis in sustainability.
Recognized as a leader in our region regarding sustainability education at the graduate level.
Published in Sustainability Strategic Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Incorporate sustainability into all student orientation experiences.
Increase percentage of staff participating in a sustainability training each year.
Published in Sustainability Strategic Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Develop general sustainability guidelines for PD&C projects.
Increase the number of alternatively fueled vehicles in the campus vehicle fleet.
Published in Sustainability Strategic Plan.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Reduce total number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee compared to a baseline.
Published in Sustainability Strategic Plan.


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:

In 2007, the Sustainability Subcommittee developed a Report on the Future of Sustainability at Missouri State. According to the Introduction of this report, “Environmental sustainability is a term currently in use to describe the relatively simple idea of providing for the needs of people today without compromising the needs of people in the future. Common use of the term began with the publication of the World Commission on Environment and Development report, Our Common Future (1987, also known as the Brundtland Report), which defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (www.sustainability-ed.org/pages/what1-4brundt.htm).”


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability No
SDG Accord Yes
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment No
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

In 2019, MSU joined the United States chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The file for our Sustainability Plan is too large to attach. Therefore, a link to the plan has been provided. https://www.missouristate.edu/Assets/Sustainability/SustainabilityPlanMSUFinal.pdf

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