Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Ellen Vaughan
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ellen Vaughan
Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

1) Environmental Caucus Steering Committee 2015-2016::

Roderic Parnell Coordinator of Academic Sustainability
Agnes Drogi Planning, design, construction director
Jessica Lazor Graduate Assistant, Environmental Caucus; Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities candidate
Eva Putzova Director of Planning and Institutional Research
Caitlyn Burford, Chair School of Communication
Carl Ramsey Senior Environmental Inspector and Forensic Investigator
Peter Friederici Director, MA Sustainable Communities
Dylan Lenzen Undergraduate Student; Vice Chair, Student Environmental Caucus
Ellen Vaughan Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability
Ted Martinez Instructor, Honors Program
Aleydis Estmada student
Kim Curtis Instructor, ALTS
Avi Henn Coordinator, GNEI
Julie A Schutten School of Communication

Note: This is JUST the steering committee. The full environmental caucus consists of thousands of other listserve subscribers of which.


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability has one Manager FTE and 13 student workers.
Residence Life has one sustainability coordinator FTE and 22 student workers.
Dining Services has one sustainability coordinator part-time.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Ellen Vaughan, Manager Office of Sustainability

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:

The Office of Sustainability helps coordinate across campus: http://nau.edu/Green-NAU/Office-of-Sustainability/

COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Mission: Provide the president and the President’s Cabinet with recommendations on strategic directions in the area of campus sustainability and advance sustainability initiatives across the university divisions and departments.
http://nau.edu/Green-NAU/Coordinating-Committee-for-Campus-Sustainability/

Environmental Caucus
Accomplishments by the Caucus and Student Environmental Caucus from 2015-2016: http://www2.nau.edu/green-p/index.php/2016/06/12/reflecting-on-our-accomplishments-green-nau-2015-2016-academic-year/


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Residence Life has one sustainability coordinator FTE

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Advances sustainability in the residence halls.
Programs: https://nau.edu/residence-life/life-on-campus/sustainability/


Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Dining Services has one sustainability coordinator part-time.

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Advances sustainability in Dining Services.
Programs: https://nau.edu/dining/sustainability/


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Chair of the Coordinating Committee for Campus Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Advances the mission of CoCoSus.
COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Mission: Provide the president and the President’s Cabinet with recommendations on strategic directions in the area of campus sustainability and advance sustainability initiatives across the university divisions and departments.
http://nau.edu/Green-NAU/Coordinating-Committee-for-Campus-Sustainability/

This position is appointed by the president but is not a full time job, it is a responsibility of a high level administrator.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.