Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.32
Liaison Jon Bartlow
Submission Date March 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Pittsburg State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jon Bartlow
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Relations
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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 PSU Sustainability Committee has championed an increase in the recycling budget which resulted in outside recycling containers. The committee implemented sustainability lessons in Freshman Experience and a sustainability learning outcome in three courses which all students are required to take at least one of the courses. The Committee started an annual sustainability speaker series.

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:

Institutionalize environmental sustainability into all university activities including
operations, teaching, learning, discovery and engagement.

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

Brian Peery, Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Jon Bartlow, Co-Chair
Bob Susnick, Faculty Member, Technology
Carolyn Fehrenbach, Faculty Member, Education
Mary Kay Wachter, Faculty Member, Business
alicia Mason, Faculty Member Arts and Sciences
Catherine Hooey, Faculty Member, Arts & Sciences
Jorge Leon, Faculty member, Library Services
Bob Frisbee, Dept Chair, Technology
Peter Rosen , Dept Chair, Business
Dixie Smith, Dept Chair, Arts & Sciences
Bruce Dallman, College of Technology Dean
Jim Hughes, Purchasing Administration & Campus Life
Joe Firman, Center for the Arts Campus Life & Auxiliary Services
Todd Wixson, Sodexo
Angela Moots, Enrollment Mgmt & Student Success
Dai Li, Director of Analysis and Planning
Tom Myers, Intercollegiate Athletics
Paul Stewart, Director of Facilities Planning
Tom Amershek, Director of Building Trades & Landscape Services
Tim Senecaut Director of Custodial & General Services
Jessie Briscoe, University Housing
Jeff Stott, Campus Environmental Officer
Rachel Magathen, BIS SSRM/Students for Sustainability
Kenna Bideau, Student Government
Chengmin Yuan, Student Government
Jim Triplett, Other Presidential Appointment (Biology)
Delia Lister, Other Presidential Appointment (Biology)
Shawn Naccarato, Director of Government Relations
Cate Breneman, PSU Grounds Maintinance Supervisor
Tonya Pentola, PSU Recycling Services
Dennis Sellegren, Recycling Services

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:

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:
Brian Peery

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

halftime sustainability coordinator

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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