Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Samuel Crowl
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Annie Laurie Cadmus
Associate Director
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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:

The Ohio University Office of Sustainability (and its staff), the Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee and the Sustainable Ohio University Leaders are three of the primary offices/committees that focus on sustainability broadly for the entire institution. Together, these entities work to assess progress made thus far on the institution's sustainability plans, propose opportunities for growth, identify and remove roadblocks and navigate development and implementation efforts. The Office of Sustainability supports the work of the Sustainable Ohio University Leaders (President-supported, volunteer committee) who report their efforts to the Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee (University Standing Committee, President-appointed), who then report their efforts to the University's administration. Progress made by these entities working together is quite significant and can be viewed in the University's annual reports, available online at www.ohio.edu/sustainability. In short, their efforts have realized energy conservation measures, waste management successes, outreach efforts, regular reporting and inclusive problem-solving. Any amendments to the Sustainability Plan or Climate Action Plan must be done through these groups, so they continually oversee development efforts.

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:

Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee
The Committee strives to bring to the attention of the University community those activityies that will enhance the environment and achieve energy savings and low-energy living. It also addresses general sustainability-related issues facing the campus and seeks tot recommend solutions to the University administration

The Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee makes its recommendations for policy and actions to the Vice President for Administration. It oversees another University Committee, the Sustainable Ohio University Leaders, which implement and report on the Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan

This Committee fulfills multiple roles:
1. Preserving and enhancing the physical environment at Ohio University
2. Promoting energy conservation on the campus and in the (sustainable) lifestyle of Ohio University faculty, students and staff.

The Committee may review and make recommendations on:

1. Needed or proposed significant changes in the physical appearance of the Athens campus and the regional campuses, including the removal and/or planting of trees, shrubbery and grassy areas, and the construction of new roads, paths, fences, parking lots and new construction or remodeled physical structures;
2. Needed or proposed regulations concerning air, water, energy, solid waste, pesticide, noise polution and recycling;
3. needed or proposed policies and practices relating to energy consumption and conservation.
4. Ohio University Sustainability Plan
5. Ohio University Climate Action Plan

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

Faculty : 4 Voting
Students : 3 Voting (1 Graduate Student, 2 Undergraduate Students, one of whom lives in residence hall)
Administrative : 6 Voting (1 At Large, 1 Rep. of Grounds Maintenance, 1 Rep. of Facilities Planning, 1 Rep. of Energy Management, 1 Rep. of Env. Health and Safety, 1 Rep. of Campus Recycling and Refuse)
Classified : 1 Voting

Total : 15 Total (Including One Voting Community Member)

Committee Roster
Nancy Manring '16 Chair, (Political Science) manring@ohio.edu
Alexei Davydov '17 (Math, College of Arts & Sciences) davydov@ohio.edu
Ana Rosado Feger '15 (COB) rosadof@ohio.edu
Daryn Straley '17 (Family Medicine, OU-HCOM) straley@ohio.edu

Undergraduate Students
Caitlyn McDaniel, '15 cm947610@ohio.edu
Grant Stover, '15 gs155412@ohio.edu

Graduate Student
Carl Edward Smith III, '15 cs159707@ohio.edu

Dwight Ladd, '16 (Manager, Recycling and Refuse) laddd@ohio.edu

Community Member
Paul Logue ’15

Classified Staff
Jennifer Romero, '17 (Student Accessibility Services) romeroj@ohio.edu

Ex Officio Voting Members
Environmental Health and Safety, Cliff Hamilton, Designee
Energy Management, Scott Miller, Designee
Campus Recycling and Refuse, Henry Woods, Designee
Facilities Planning, Mark Whitney, Designee
Energy Management, Annie Laurie Cadmus, Designee
HR, Awaiting Designee
Grounds Maintenance, Awaiting Designee

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:

Ohio University's Office of Sustainability provides services and support to the campus community; advocates for innovation and research; and ensures fulfillment of institutional commitments to environmental, social and economic well-being.

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:
Annie Laurie Cadmus

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Manage development, implementation, assessment of Sustainability and Climate Action Plans; assist with student development programs associated with sustainability; serve as a resource to the campus; facilitate national and institutional reporting on sustainability; other duties as assigned.

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