Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Bryan McLaren
NAU Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 Environmental Caucus facilitates creative and strategic communication across campus to advance the institutional commitment to sustainability and to promote education, research, and collaboration on the environment.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:
Environmental Caucus Steering Committee 2011-2012: •Rod Parnell, Chair: Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability •Scott Perelstein, Associate Chair: Associate Director Residence Life •Harvey Charles: Vice Provost, International Education •Romand Coles: Frances McAllister Endowed Chair, Program in Community Culture and the Environment •Thomas Rogers: Professor, Office of the President and Extended Campuses •Kathee Rose: Librarian, Academic Programs, Cline Library •Blase Scarnati: Director, First Year Seminar Program •Lindsay Wagner: Director of Energy Services and Sustainability •Bryan McLaren: Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability •Kevin Ordean: B.S. Candidate, Environmental Studies, emphasis: globalization and environmental change, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Note: This is JUST the steering committee. The full environmental caucus consists of more than 400 listserve subscribers of which, roughly 40 attend monthly meetings.

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:
NAU’s Office of Sustainability is dedicated to tracking, reporting, and implementing sustainability initiatives which help to support President Haeger’s 2020 Carbon Neutrality Goal. Our aim is to work collaboratively with local, national, and international partners to develop sound initiatives that support the university’s sustainability mission and improve the social, ecological, and economic environments that surround us.

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:
Bryan McLaren

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
The sustainability coordinator’s primary job description duties include: -Assisting in management of the operations and programs within the Office of Sustainability under the Associate Vice President. -Acting as a primary contact for the department for the university and the public. -Developing, implementing, and evaluating major programs or projects that will promote sustainability on the NAU campus including but not limited to: energy projects, building projects, waste and recycling projects, and resource use programs that will help the university reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2020. -Creating partnerships with university departments as well as outside agencies that will lead to effective implementation of sustainability project goals and objectives. -Conducting necessary research related to sustainability projects and goals. -Coordinating, hiring, and supervising student interns. -Tracking and reporting internal accounting and budgeting including working in Advantage, Business Objects, and Access database. -Seeking appropriate external funding sources that can help financially support major sustainability-related projects on campus. - Conducting regular campus presentations as a way to create a culture of sustainability in the academic, student affairs, and administrative/operations areas of the campus. -Tracking and reporting savings associated with sustainability programs including the ACUPCC reporting requirements.

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

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