Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
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North Carolina State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsay Batchelor
Sustainability Program Coordinator
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

NC State has a University Sustainability Office as well as an administrative advisory committee, the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team. Currently, the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team is transitioning into the Sustainability Council.
Please see the Sustainability Annual Reports for the last 3 years for a full account of accomplishments- https://sustainability.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014-Sustainability-Report_Online.pdf

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

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

A campus-wide Sustainability Council is being established to propel NC State’s sustainability efforts forward.

The Sustainability Council is charged with:

-Serving as the advisory committee to the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration on sustainability.
-Advancing sustainability coordination, collaboration and communication across NC State and bringing together NC State’s sustainability leaders.
-Enhancing participatory decision-making and involvement in sustainability planning and activities.
-Infusing sustainability into academic curricula across the campus.
-Developing the Sustainability Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 and overseeing its implementation.
-Providing monitoring, communication and accountability for adherence to the 2017-2022 Sustainability Strategic Plan.

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

Members are of the Sustainability Council Steering Committee are in the process of being appointed, though the Council is structured in a way that any person can participate in the Working Groups.

The previously appointed Campus Environmental Sustainability Team members were:

Name, Position, Type of Appointee
Jack Colby, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations and Chief Sustainability Officer, Co-Chair
Bill Winner, Director, Environmental Sciences Academic Program, Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Chair of the University Energy Council, Co-Chair and Interim Chair of the Academics and Research Working Group
Tom Karches, Infrastructure, Systems & Operations Systems Specialist, Office of Information Technology, Staff Senate Rep.
Tracy Dixon, Director, University Sustainability Office, University Sustainability Office Rep.
Keith Smith, University Dining, At-Large
Chris Gunter, Associate Professor, Horticulture Sciences, Faculty Senate Rep.
Michael Harwood, Associate Vice Chancellor, Centennial Campus Development, Centennial Campus Rep.
Louis Bailey, Student, Industrial Design, Inter-Residence Council Rep.
Lisa Johnson, University Architect, Office of the University Architect Chair, Land Use Working Group
Analis Fulghum, Program Manager, Waste Reduction and Recycling Chair, Waste Reduction and Recycling Working Group
Sharon Loosman, Director, Materials Management, Purchasing Department, Chair, Materials and Purchasing Working Group
Lisa Maune , Asst. Director, Design and Construction Services , Chair, Buildings Working Group
Paul McConocha, Energy Program Manager, Energy Management Chair, Energy and Water Working Group
Sean Fokes, Energy Coordinator, University Housing, At-Large
Michael Ousdahl, Transportation Planner, Transportation Office Chair, Transportation Working Group
Walter Robinson, Department Head and Professor, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science, At-Large
Nathan Pedder, Student, Mechanical Engineering, Student Government Rep.

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The NC State University Sustainability Office was established in April 2008 to serve as a centralized resource of sustainability information and action for students, faculty and staff. Current responsibilities of the University Sustainability Office and its staff include:

Be the hub for sustainability-related information and activities
Foster collaboration that brings together people, ideas and resources
Initiate programs and practices that integrate sustainability into the university
Provide education and outreach to the campus and surrounding community about sustainability
Communicate sustainability knowledge, progress and activities
Support and coordinate the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team
Further efforts to meet the goals of the university’s Sustainability Strategic Plan and sustainability commitments
Equip campus departments to envision and implement their unique contribution to sustainability
Measure, assess and continually improve campus sustainability efforts
Embed sustainability into NC State’s culture and traditions.

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jack Colby, Chief Sustainability Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Chief Sustainability Officer is the primary point of contact for overseeing sustainability on campus.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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