Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 43.60
Liaison Kirsten Gabrielsen
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2014
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Orange County Community College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kirsten Gabrielsen
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 Sustainability Committee will:
1.Advise and collaborate with the Sustainability Coordinator regarding the prioritization of initiatives contained in, and overall implementation of, the Sustainability Plan.
2.Promote sustainability at the College through whatever projects and initiatives the Committee and Coordinator deem appropriate. Such projects could include the design and scheduling of events; posting of relevant information; supporting the development of new curricula; and any other such initiatives which further the goals stated in the Plan.
3.To the greatest extent, engage student clubs, the Student Senate and the student body at large in any activities that would further the goals of the Plan.
4.Assist the Coordinator in the development of such partnerships with relevant sectors of the College and with other colleges, organizations and the community at large which would further the goals of the Plan.
5.Assist the Coordinator in evaluating the success of all elements contained in the Plan.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

•3 faculty from each Academic Division
•1 Professional Staff (Academic Affairs)
•1 Professional Staff (Administration and Finance)
•1 Professional Staff (Institutional Advancement)
•1 Professional Staff (Student Services)
•1 Support Staff
•1 Newburgh campus representative at-large from among the faculty, professional staff or support staff at the campus
•1 Student Senate representative

Ex Officio:
•VPAF (or designee)
•VPAA (or designee)
• Director of Facilities
• Sustainability Coordinator

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:

The sustainability office is where coordination of the college's sustainability efforts takes place. In addition the office handles all purchases, sustainability related grants, and collaborates with outside agencies to further the goals of becoming a greener campus.

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:
Kirsten Gabrielsen

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
SUNY Orange Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Sustainability Coordinator oversees the college's sustainability efforts, coordinates events such as Earth Day, Lunch-n-Learn, and I-Connect. In addition, the coordinator is in charge of submitting annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions reports, and sits on the Sustainability Committee as an ex-officio.

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

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