Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:

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:

1) Environmental Caucus Steering Committee 2019-2020:

Erik Nielsen, Chair Env. Caucus and Faculty Env. Science and Policy
Bryce Beck, Env. Caucus Manager and Master Candidate in Climate Science and Solutions
Xulia Suero, Env. Caucus Assistant Manager and Undergrad Student
Agnes Drogi, Faculty Construction Management
Ted N Martinez, Faculty Honors College
Roderic Alan Parnell, Faculty Environmental Science
Kimberley Foster Curtis, Faculty Sustainable Communities
Matthew Muchna, Staff Office of Sustainability
Robert L Sanford Jr, Faculty Earth Science
Anthony Mirabito, Green Fund Co-Chair and Undergrad Student
Genevieve Conley, Green Fund Co-Chair and Undergrad Student
Abigail Harman, Conservation Manager for Office of Sustainability and Undergrad student
Breanna Marie Fimbres, Green Jacks Chair and Undergrad Student
Anona Leigh Miller, Director of Climate Action Graduate Student Government (GSG) and Master candidate in Climate Science

Note: This is JUST the steering committee. The full environmental caucus consists of 4,200 listserve subscribers and 40-60 regularly attendees and advocates to our monthly meetings.

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

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.
ASNAU has one sustainability coordinator part-time student position.

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Matthew Muchna, Manager Office of Sustainability

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

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/

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.

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:
Sodexo Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Dining Partner, Sodexo, has one sustainability coordinator (FTE) that is based in their marketing department and helps with initiatives such as the O2Go program, Food Recovery Network and the seasonal Open Air Markets on campus.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Sustainability Coordinator (Associated Students of NAU)

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

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

The sustainability coordinator position at ASNAU (Student Government) is a leader on campus and a representative for sustainability from the student government. A few of the many responsibilities this position has include:
-Advocating for green initiatives on NAU’s campus.
-Holding regular events for students.
-Working with various NAU departments and organizations on campus.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Director of Climate Action (Graduate Student Government )

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

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

A newly created position within the Graduate Student Government starting in 2019, the Climate director has planned an integral role in the Climate Action Planning process, the Living Energy dashboard, Green Fund Weather Station project, and has served on the Coordinating Committee for Sustainability (CoCoSus).


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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