Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Sean Vormwald
Submission Date April 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Onondaga Community College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sean Vormwald
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes No
Research (or other scholarship) No No
Campus Engagement Yes Yes
Public Engagement Yes No
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes No
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes Yes
Purchasing Yes Yes
Transportation Yes No
Waste Yes Yes
Water Yes Yes
Diversity and Affordability Yes Yes
Health, Wellbeing and Work Yes Yes
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

The Sustainability Action Plan includes goals to increase the number of classes covering sustainability-related topics.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

The current Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety operational plan includes goals related to educating the campus community about sustainability issues.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:

Develop a plan to promote community education concerning the green infrastructure practices being implemented in the West Quad.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:

The Sustainability Action Plan includes goals to advance public engagement around sustainability.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

The College's Sustainability Action Plan includes goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

Achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Interim goals can be found online at http://reporting.secondnature.org/progress/1639/.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

The Sustainability Action Plan includes goals related to green buildings.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

Achieve at least LEED Silver certification for all newly constructed buildings.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Facilities Department


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:

The Sustainability Action Plan includes goals to increase the amount of local, organic, and healthy food available on campus.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

The current year Facilities Department operational plan includes goals related to energy.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

Implement at least two projects this year to reduce energy consumption.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Facilities Department


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

The Sustainable Landscape Master Plan includes goals related to grounds, as does the current operational plan for the Capitol Projects group.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):

Implement additional stormwater management practices on the West Quad and Mawhinney Entrance projects this year.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Facilities Department and Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:

The Sustainability Action Plan and the sustainability policy include goals related to improving sustainability in purchasing.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):

Purchase Energy Star certified computers and other products whenever possible.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):

Office of Management Services


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

The Sustainability Action Plan and the sustainability policy include goals related to supporting alternative transportation.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

The current operational plan for the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety includes goals related to hazardous waste management.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

Develop and implement procedures this year to reduce hazardous waste generation while ensuring proper waste disposal and documentation.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:

The Sustainable Landscape Master Plan includes goals related to stormwater management, as does the current operational plan for the Capitol Projects group.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):

Implement additional stormwater management practices on the West Quad and Mawhinney Entrance projects this year.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Facilities Department and Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:

The Diversity Master Plan includes several measurable goals related to improving diversity on campus.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

Goal 1. Improve the Enrollment and Persistence Of Students (I.E., Degree And Certificate Seekers) From Diverse Ethnic and/or Underserved Backgrounds

Goal 2. Improve Employee Recruitment and Orientation Procedures and Practices to Attract and Retain a Diverse Workforce, Including Leadership Team That Reflects The Diversity Of The College’s Service Area

Goal 3. Improve Campus Culture Relative to Inclusion, Tolerance, and Respect For Human Dignity Through Diversity Awareness Programs and Activities

Goal 4. Infuse Multiculturalism, Pluralism, and Global Awareness Into The Educational Curriculum

Goal 5. Strengthen College‐Community Connections


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

Diversity Council


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:

The current operational plan for the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety includes goals related to improving safety.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

Develop and implement comprehensive laboratory safety inspection procedures this year.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Onondaga's current strategic plan includes greenhouse gas reductions goals, and has a statement regarding sustainability as a guiding principle of the College.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:

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