Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

-Launched the ReRoom & ReSource Initiatives
-Developed new signage for all outdoor recycling bins
-Developed new signage on food waste and composting
-Redesigned the Sustainability website
-ACUPCC reporting
-Launched SustainablePZ Twitter account


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The College's Committee on Sustainability mission is "to work in conjunction with relevant campus groups and institutions to propose projects and policies that promote reduced resource consumption and environmental sustainability at Pitzer College and
the Claremont Colleges. It will create a comprehensive plan for enhancing campus sustainability, and will oversee and evaluate programs and policies that foster the development of an environmentally sustainable campus."


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

Committee Composition:
Two elected student members
Two appointed faculty members
Two appointed staff members
Director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability
Sustainability manager
Manger or representative of facilities
Vice President for Student Affairs or representative
Vice President for Academic Affairs or representative


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability
Office of Sustainability


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Warren Biggins, Sustainability Manager; Brinda Sarathy, Director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The sustainability manager leads the College's technical reporting (STARS, ACUPCC), facilitates and supports student groups, develops curricular programming, and works with facilities staff to identify opportunities for campus energy efficiency projects.

The Redford Conservancy is committed to a vision that connects undergraduate students with faculty, alumni, researchers, policy-makers, artists, and other members of our local and regional community, to address environmental challenges facing our natural and social world. The Director of the Conservancy is responsible for engaging students, faculty, and other members of our community in a process of collaboration and innovation. The goal is to first build a rich academic and co-curricular program around environmental sustainability, and subsequently, to help facilitate the creation of a space that is nurturing of these programs.


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