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Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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Pomona College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ginny Routhe
Director
Sustainability Integration Office
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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:

The Sustainability Integration Office (SIO) develops, administers, coordinates, and assesses sustainability efforts throughout the college. The SIO serves as the center for student, faculty, and staff interaction on sustainability-related efforts on campus. The SIO programs the check-out of drying racks, compost buckets, and Greenware for student and faculty use. In addition, the Sustainability Office communicates with the campus community through an online newsletter and social media about upcoming events on campus.

The Sustainability Integration Office (SIO) prepares the Annual Sustainability Report (ASR) for Pomona College which includes an annual summary of sustainability-related information such as campus energy usage, emissions, academics, research, and events. The Sustainability Office participates in an annual, campus-wide Energy Awareness month during the Spring semester. In addition, the SIO leads other education events on campus to facilitate student education in sustainability-related issues. The SIO also encourages student creativity in sustainable development on campus through the President's Sustainability Fund, which provides students with money to implement long-term, infrastructure change on campus.


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:

In Fall 2006, Pomona College President David Oxtoby established the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (PACS). This committee is responsible for: reviewing and monitoring the operations of the campus that directly affect the College's use of resources, developing strategies for increasing campus sustainability, developing outreach and communications programs for spreading information about campus sustainability, administering the President's Sustainability Fund, and developing periodic reports about campus sustainability to assess progress.

The President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (PACS) is currently updating the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) to reflect the new President's Climate Neutrality Date of 2030, as part of the ACUPCC.


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

• Four students, all appointed for one-year, renewable terms:
o Environmental Affairs Commissioner (EAC) of Associated Students of Pomona College, or official designee thereof
o Additional member of the Associated Students of Pomona College
o Leader of Pomona for Environmental Activism and Responsibility (PEAR) or other environmental student organization, nominated by EAC
o Additional student at-large, nominated by EAC
• Three faculty members, appointed by the Executive Committee of the Faculty for two-year, renewable terms.
• Director of the Environmental Analysis Program
• Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
• Assistant Vice President Facilities and Campus Services
• Facilities and Campus Services Assistant Director Grounds and Housekeeping
• A Dean or Associate Dean in Student Affairs or Campus Life
• Director of News and Information
• General Manager of Dining Services OR Facilities and Campus Services Assistant Director Campus Services
• Sustainability and Purchasing Coordinator Dining Services
• Facilities and Campus Services Assistant Director Sustainability
• One staff member, appointed by the Staff Council for a two-year, renewable term


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?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Integration Office (SIO) develops, administers, coordinates, and assesses sustainability efforts throughout the college. The SIO also advises on College building and development programs, conducts off-campus outreach to the community about College sustainability projects, and collaborates with the Board of Trustees and College Executive Staff on long-term sustainability planning. SIO programs include Green Bikes, ReCoop/Clean Sweep, the Green Office Program, and the checkout program, among many others. In the community, the SIO is often a partner with non-profit organization Sustainable Claremont in sponsoring community dialogues and events focused on sustainability and related issues.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1.63

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:
Ginny Routhe, Facilities and Campus Services Assistant Director Sustainability

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Director is responsible for developing, managing, and coordinating all campus-wide sustainability efforts, including policies and goal setting, strategic planning, infrastructural and operational facility improvements, occupant on-campus community engagement, data collection and analysis, benchmarking, and reporting. The Director is also the College's liason with local community groups focused on sustainability and the City of Claremont.


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

There is one full-time employee of the Sustainability Integration Office and 6 part-time students totaling 25 hours per week.

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