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Liaison Nancy Apple
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Mount Holyoke College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Nancy Apple
Director
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:

As a result of the work of the presidentially appointed Sustainability Task Force, which developed short and long term sustainability goals and implementation strategies, a Sustainability Steering Committee was appointed last you to implement the Task Force Recommendations, including Carbon Neutrality by 2037. The Steering Committee is working in a number of areas including: energy use and transportation; sustainable food purchasing and dining operations; buildings, ground and campus field research; waste reduction; purchasing; sustainability education and awareness; andcommunications.


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

Nancy Apple, MWCE- Associate Director for Sustainability (chair)
Catherine Corson, Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment
Shannon Gurek, VP for Finance and Administration
Marcella Runell Hall, VP for Student Affairs
Lenore Reilly, Secretary of the College, President's Office
Gary Gillis, Associate Dean of Faculty
Al Werner, Professor of Geology
Naomi Darling, Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies
Marcella Runell Hall, VP for Student Life and Dean of Students
Katarina Costa, Associate Dean, Admissions
Sasha Nyary, Senior News Writer, Communications
Keith Michel, Executive Director, Advancement
Healther Tetrault, Chair, Staff Council
Rick Bigelow, Associate Director, Facilities Management
Paul Breen, Director of Facilities Management
Rich Perna, Director of Dining Services
Shannon Seigal,student, MWCE Intern
Claire Lunetta, student, Eco-Rep


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Miller Worley Center for the Environment works with the campus community to realize the value of sustainability in all campus operations.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Nancy Apple, MWCE -Associate Director for Sustainability

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:

The Miller Worley Center for the Environment (MWCE) works with the campus to reduce the footprint of campus operations. Most recently the college has conducted a directed process to develop progressive sustainability actions to support sustainability as a priority in the College's strategic plan, the Plan for 2021. The MWCE led that planning initiative.


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