Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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Muhlenberg College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kalyna Procyk
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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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:

Yes Muhlenberg College has a sustainability committee.
The Sustainability Committee is composed of faculty, staff, and student representatives and was initiated by President Helm in 2003 to examine, propose, and monitor recycling efforts, reductions in the campus waste stream and other sustainable practices.
Muhlenberg College does have a sustainability office.
The Office of Campus Sustainability is located in the New Science Building on Muhlenberg’s Campus. The office is utilized to help spread awareness on campus, and focuses on implementing greening initiatives on campus to reduce the impacts the college has on the environment.


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

Kalyna Procyk, Sustainability Coordinator (Staff)
Kent Dyer, Co-Chair Greening Committee, Chief Business Officer and Treasurer (Staff)
Richard Niesenbaum, Co-Chair Greening Committee, Biology Faculty, Sustainability Studies Director (Faculty)
Kammie Takahashi, Professor of Asian Studies and Religion Studies (Faculty)
Rita Chesterton, Director Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ranajoy-Ray Chaudhuri, Professor of Accounting, Business and Economics (Faculty)
David Rabold, Capital Projects Manager (Staff)
Jim Bolton, Assistant Director Plant Operations (Staff)
Tim Korn, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor (Staff)
Kate Shelley, Associate Director Housing Services (Staff)
Peter Stark, Operations Manager, Muhlenberg Dining Services (Staff)
William Zoha, Alumni
Student Representatives from EnAcT (Student)
Student Representatives from Tree House (Student)


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The office is utilized to help spread awareness on campus, and focuses on implementing greening initiatives on campus to reduce the impacts the college has on the environment. The Office of Campus Sustainability brings together students, faculty and staff with a diversity of perspectives and areas of expertise to seek creative solutions for campus sustainability. Staffed by the Director of Sustainability Studies and The Campus Sustainability Coordinator, its mission is to facilitate the linkage between academic and facilities-based sustainability efforts, to create student internship opportunities in the area of campus sustainability, to support the Campus Greening Committee and student environmental groups, and to seek out external funding and maintain resources to further the integration of sustainability into the curriculum and across campus.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
0.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Kalyna Procyk

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:

Over the past 3 years, the Sustainability Office has:
Provided numerous sustainability-related internships
Partnered with classes to audit dorm energy usage, residential MILE house energy use, assess recycling practices, and complete a college sustainability assessment.
Updated a carbon inventory and drafted a Greenhouse Gas Report.
Used advanced technology to develop an interactive book about the Permaculture Garden.
Oversaw Green Team Move-In and Move-Out waste reduction events.
Successfully implemented the “Just Tap It” campaign, which significantly reduced bottled water consumption.
Distributes reusable bottles to the incoming freshman class each year.
Participated and planned the LVAIC Sustainability Conference.
Has contributed to a bike sharing program and other initiatives on campus.
Has labeled and identified trees and done tree outreach events.


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