Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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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:

The University’s Sustainability Office and Sustainability Council collaboratively and individually oversee sustainability at NC State. The university's Sustainability Council is charged with the following:
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.

The mission of the Sustainability office is to equip the NC State community for a leaner, smarter, stronger future, and is primarily serves as a centralized resource of sustainability information and action for students, faculty and staff.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Council Co-Chair: Allen Boyette, Senior Director of Energy Systems
Council Co-Chair: Dr. Steve Kelley, Professor in the College of Natural Resources
University Sustainability Office Director: Carla Davis
Chair of Community and Culture Working Group: Shannon DuPree, Director of Wellness
Chair of Communications Working Group: Reggie Howell, Campus Enterprises
Chair of Academics Working Group: Dr. Christopher Galik, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Co-Chair of Student Leadership Working Group: Meghan Teten, Director of the EcoVillage
Co-Chair of Student Leadership Working Group: Sarah Fayard, Leadership and Civic Engagement
Co-Chair of Operations, Planning and Campus Design Working Group: Sarah Ketchem, Director of Grounds and Building Services
Co-Chair of Operations, Planning and Campus Design Working Group: Heather Cashwell, Waste Reduction and Recycling Program Manager


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

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 Sustainability Council
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
Coordinate the NC State Stewards student sustainability leadership program
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.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Carla Davis, Director of the University Sustainability Office

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Established in September 2015 by the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, the Sustainability Council has supported university-wide sustainability collaboration and decision making. The Sustainability Council's achievements include, but are not limited to:

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.


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