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Submission Date April 5, 2012
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North Carolina State University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tracy Dixon
Sustainability Director
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Campus Environmental Sustainability Team (CEST) will:
1. Set direction for sustainability on campus through strategic planning
2. Chair the CEST Working Groups
3. Provide monitoring, communication and accountability for adherence to the sustainability strategic plan and related commitments

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Although members are appointed, the CEST is structured in a way that any person can participate in the decision making through joining a Working Group. The appointed members are:
- Jack Colby (Co-Chair): Sustainability Officer & Asst. Vice Chancellor for Facility Operations
- Bill Winner (Co-Chair): Coordinator of Environmental Science & Natural Resources Programs & Professor,
Dept. of Forestry & Environmental Resources
- Lisa Maune (Chair, Buildings Working Group): Assistant Director, Design and Construction Services
- Robert Davis (Staff Senate Rep.): Microbiology
- Tracy Dixon (University Sustainability Office Rep.): Director, University Sustainability Office
- Barbara Doll (At-Large): Water Quality Specialist, NC Sea Grant Program
- Wade Fulghum (At-Large): Assistant Director, Economic Development Partnership
- Michael Harwood (Centennial Campus Rep.): Associate Vice Chancellor, Centennial Campus Development
- Walter Robinson (Faculty Senate Rep.): Department Head, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
- Rachel Conley (Student Government Rep.): Chair, Sustainability Commission of Student
- Lisa Johnson (Chair, Land Use Working Group): University Architect, University Architect's Office
- Sharon Looseman (Chair, Materials & Purchasing Working Group): Director, Purchasing Department
- Paul McConocha (Chair, Energy & Water Working Group): Energy & Water Program Manager
- Barry Olson (University Housing Rep.): Associate Director, University Housing
- Brian O'Sullivan (Chair, Transportation Working Group): Asst. Director for Planning & Transit Operations,
Transportation Office
- Vacant (Inter-Residence Council Rep.): Chair, Inter-Residence Council Sustainability Committee
- Sarah Ketchem (Chair, Waste Reduction & Recycling Working Group): Interim Director, Grounds Management

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The University Sustainability Office is the clearninghouse for campus sustainability; integrating the principles of balanced environmental, social and economic sustainability into the culture of NC State using program development, educational outreach, campus engagement and collaborative partnerships.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Tracy Dixon

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of the NC State University Sustainability Office

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Direct the University Sustainability Office and associated programs that integrate the principles of balanced environmental, social, and economic sustainability into the culture of NC State.
- Launch and grow the office including staff, budgets and programs
- Integrate sustainability into NC State’s culture
- Build office as the focal point for campus sustainability
- Coordinate and institutionalize new programmatic areas
- Establish campus sustainability traditions
- Make NC State’s sustainability accomplishments visible
- Support and guide the strategic planning efforts of the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team
- Provide educational outreach
- Create new collaborative partnerships
- Further NC State’s commitments to climate neutrality
- Coordinate reporting on sustainability and climate metrics

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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