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Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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Pomona College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ginny Routhe
Director
Sustainability Integration Office
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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 Yes
Research (or other scholarship) Yes Yes
Campus Engagement Yes Yes
Public Engagement Yes Yes
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes Yes
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes Yes
Purchasing Yes Yes
Transportation Yes Yes
Waste Yes Yes
Water Yes Yes
Diversity and Affordability Yes Yes
Health, Wellbeing and Work No No
Investment Yes Yes
Other --- ---

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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses curriculum in the section titled "Education". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for sustainable curriculum at Pomona College are: (1) Increased availability, variety, and enrollment in sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses; (2) Increased use of campus as a living laboratory for sustainability; (3) Increased campus educational programs; (4) Increased student-focused educational programs; and (5) Increased staff/faculty-focused educational programs.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Define sustainability courses as a "tag"; Maintain an updated list of sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses at Pomona and the Claremont Colleges; Maintain list of current sustainability-related faculty and student research activities; Pursue opportunities for funding and other support for incorporating sustainability into the curriculum; (2) Maintain an updated list of campus sustainability topics, projects, and opportunities appropriate for classroom projects, theses, and studies; Promote greater faculty use of campus sustainability living/learning laboratories; (3) Continue to engage in educational campaigns and identify opportunities for communicating sustainability with various constituencies; Participate in national campaigns and competitions where appropriate; Develop sustainability pledge program for students, staff, and faculty; (4) Continue to incorporate sustainability issues into Orientation programs; Start peer-to-peer education program; and (5) Incorporate sustainability information into staff/faculty orientation; Launch the Green Office Program; Conduct outreach about the activities and successes of various offices, departments, and individuals on campus and about relevant programs; Develop sustainable living workshop series for staff and faculty.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Objectives for 2020

>> General increase in variety, quantity, and enrollment of sustainability-focused and sustainability-
related courses

>> General increase in use of campus sustainability issues and campus facilities as topics of academic inquiry

>> 30% of offices/departments certified under Green Office Program

>> 30% of staff/faculty and 50% of students have taken sustainability pledge

>> 25% of staff/faculty and 30% of students signed up for SIO eNewsletter

>> General increase in variety, quantity, and attendance/participation in sustainability-related educational programs and events

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Sustainability Integration Office, Environmental Analysis Program


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses research in the section titled "Education". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for sustainable research at Pomona College are: (1) Increased availability, variety, and enrollment in sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses; and (2) Increased use of campus as a living laboratory for sustainability.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Maintain list of current sustainability-related faculty and student research activities; and (2) Maintain an updated list of campus sustainability topics, projects, and opportunities appropriate for classroom projects, theses, and studies; Promote greater faculty use of campus sustainability living/learning laboratories.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

2020 Objective
>> General increase in use of campus sustainability issues and campus facilities as topics of academic
inquiry


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

Sustainability Integration Office, Environmental Analysis Program


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

The Education section of the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) states plans to increase campus educational programs with campaigns, new communication strategies to various constituents, annual film festival, outreach program based on resource use data, competitions, awards, pledges, orientation activities, peer-to-peer education, and newsletter.

For more information, please refer to the Sustainability Action Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

2020 Objective
>>General increase in variety, quantity, and attendance/participation in sustainability-related educational programs and events


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

Sustainability Integration Office, Office of Communications, Environmental Analysis program


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses public engagement in the section titled "Administration". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacle for advancing public engagement around sustainability at Pomona College is: >> Improved organizational infrastructure and support for sustainability.

In response to this obstacle, the recommended actions are: (1) Continue working with Southern California-area college and university sustainability staff for collaboration, coordination, and networking; (2) Promote the sharing of sustainability programs, strategies, and projects amongst
institutions; (3) Annually recruit students to participate in and present at national campus sustainability conferences and events; and (4) Pursue creation of consortium sustainability committee to share information and assess opportunities for collaborative projects.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Objectives for 2020
>> Existence of consortium sustainability committee for collaboration and information-sharing
>> Existence of partnerships with local off-campus sustainability efforts and programs
>> Engagement with relevant sustainability-related policy issues (including local, regional, national, etc.)


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

SIO


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses Air and Climate in the section titled "Climate Action". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacle for advancing sustainability in Air and Climate at Pomona College is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to be Carbon Neutral by 2030.

In response to this goal, Pomona College plans to
take action on climate change with the following prioritization of efforts:
- Conservation (behavior modification and elimination of use)
- Renewables (purchase and development of alternative energy sources)
- Offsets (third-party or off-campus offsetting of emissions).

The College does not plan to purchase offsets. While purchase of these offsets would likely be necessary to eventually “neutralize” all sources of carbon emissions, the College is committed to prioritizing behavior modification, conservation, efficiency, and renewable sources as methods of emissions reduction. With time and further development of the offset market, the College may consider purchasing offsets in the future. If offsets are purchased, the College will prioritize options that provide demonstrable benefit to localized communities. The College will also explore opportunities for “local carbon offsets,” meaning investments of time, money, and/or effort that directly reduce the carbon emissions of other community entities.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Climate Neutrality goal of 2030
Objectives for 2020
>> 26% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2008-09 levels


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

Facilities and Campus Services and Department heads


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses buildings in the section titled "Facilities". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in Buildings at Pomona College are: (1) Compliance with established standards; (2) Pursue LEED certification of existing buildings.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Adopt and move forward with implementing updated Green Building Standards and Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Standards; and (2) Explore opportunities to pursue LEED-EBOM certification for one or two existing campus facilities.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Objectives for 2020
>> Compliance with Green Building Standards and Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Standards
>> 15% of square-footage certifi ed under LEED-EBOM (Existing Buildings Operation and
Maintenance)


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

Responsibilities: SIO, Facilities and Campus Services, Grounds, Maintenance, Dining Services, Project Management


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses dining services/food in the section titled "Food and Agriculture". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in dining services/food at Pomona College are: (1) Definition of “sustainable food”; (2) Effective implementation infrastructure; (3) Increased purchases of sustainable food in campus dining facilities; (4) Better food-related data and information; (5) Increased awareness of issue.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Adopt the definition of “sustainable food” as defined in the Sustainability Action Plan; (2) Establish part-time student or staff position to focus on issues of sustainability and
nutrition; Assess options for third-party sustainability certifications of Dining Services as an operation; (3) Explore potential for using distributors of locally-produced foods; (4) Identify opportunities to purchase products with specific animal welfare-related standards; Identify opportunities to purchase locally-processed/prepared food items and businesses; Identify opportunities to purchase more fair trade products; Identify hazardous food additives and conduct review of products that contain those
additives; Start programs for regular specialty meals and events; Work with Coop Committee and Sagehen Café to explore opportunities for more sustainable purchasing; Consider potential for on-campus growing/processing of food; Expand Pomona’s Sustainable Catering program; (4) Require an annual sustainable food report; (5) Develop marketing and education/awareness plan for sustainable food programs; Create trainings for Dining Services staff on sustainability-related topics; Identify opportunities to engage in community-based food projects.

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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

Objectives for 2020
>> Dining Services:
- 15% of total food purchases qualify as sustainable by 2015
- 30% of total food purchases qualify as sustainable by 2020
- 10% of total food purchases qualify as sustainable in more than one category by 2020
- 50% of produce purchases local by 2020
- 100% seafood purchases are Marine Stewardship Council certifi ed, Aquaculture Certifi cation Council certifi ed, and/or Seafood Watch Guide “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives” by 2015
>> Other dining establishments:
- Programs are in place to encourage the use of food items that qualify as sustainable.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):

SIO, PACS, Dining Services


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses energy in the section titled "Energy". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in Energy at Pomona College are: (1) Development of organizational infrastructure; (2) Improvement of physical infrastructure; (3) Reduced energy use through conservation and efficiency; (4) Increased energy from renewable sources; (5) Better energy-related data and information; and (6) Increased awareness of issue.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Initiate energy management program with energy manager position; Begin conducting monthly and annual reviews of building-level energy performance; (2) Begin metering individual buildings for gas and electricity; Begin sub-metering/real-time metering buildings for energy; Create long-term energy management plan detailing potential projects; (3) Pursue all identified projects deemed feasible with a demonstrable 6 year or less payback; Develop HVAC scheduling and setpoints program; Continue lighting retrofit projects; Identify opportunities for increased reflectivity on roofs and other relevant surfaces;Assess opportunities for weatherization activities and increased insulation (4) Move forward with planned solar photovoltaic and water heating projects; Begin assessing alternatives for diesel generators and emergency power; Move forward with feasible solar installations and emergency power projects; (5) Begin engaging in retro-commissioning and monitoring based-commissioning for all major campus buildings; Begin engaging in full-scale, detailed energy audits for all campus buildings; Complete retro-commissioning or monitoring based-commissioning for all major campus buildings; and (6) Develop methods for meaningful communication of building performance; Create targeted education campaigns based on metering data.

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

Objectives for 2020
>> 15% reduction in energy use (not including emergency generators)
>> 4% of energy use from on-campus renewable sources
>> District-based energy reductions
>> Reduce diesel generator fuel use by
30%
>> All buildings individually metered for gas and electricity (by May 2011)
>> Metering project completed on all major buildings (by May 2012)
>> Metering project completed on all buildings (by May 2015)
>> 50% of campus built square-feet operating with EnergyStar score of at least 69
>> Retro-commissioning or monitoring-based commissioning completed on every major building
>> Energy audits completed for all campus buildings


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

Energy Manager, Facilities and Campus Services


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses grounds in the sections titled "Pollution" and "Water". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in Buildings at Pomona College are: (1) Reduced use of toxic materials; (2) Reduced water use in landscaping; (3) Increased capacity of sustainable stormwater management infrastructure; (4) Increased awareness of issue.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Identify and implement alternatives to chemical fertilizers; (2) Training program for Grounds staff on maintenance of sustainable landscapes; Public encouragement of campus community to report water waste; Move forward with identified turf removal projects; If available, begin using reclaimed water for landscaping; (3) Move forward with identified sustainable stormwater management opportunities; and (4) Create educational signage and programs for domestic water use; Develop interpretive program for sustainable landscaping efforts; Develop sustainability garden on campus.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Objectives for 2020
>> No use of synthetic fertilizer
>> Full compliance with Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Standards
>> 5% annual reduction in 3-year average water use, adjusted for cooling degree days
>> Use of reclaimed/gray water (if possible)
>> No net increase in impermeable surfaces (except where runoff is channeled into natural treatment infrastructure)
>> Increased use of sustainable stormwater management techniques

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Grounds, SIO


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses purchasing in the section titled "Purchasing". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in Buildings at Pomona College are: (1) Reduced consumption; (2) Improved impacts of consumption; (3) Better purchasing-related data and information; (4) Increased awareness of issue.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Remove plastic shopping bags from campus (waste cross-list); Declare campus “Styrofoam-free”; Assess opportunities to move printed publications and forms to electronic formats; Engage in print management activities to reduce printed documents; Create “paper reuse opportunities,” including collection of half-used paper for use in printers; Assess opportunities to start an office surplus reuse or donation program; (2) Approve new Environmental Purchasing Policy; Continue exploring centralized purchasing options and eco-friendly options to incorporate; Conduct pilot test of 100% post-consumer recycled content paper purchasing for interested departments; Conduct pilot test of 100% post-consumer recycled content letterhead; Pilot use of vegetable-based inks in printers; Assess opportunities to transition Pomona logo items in Coop Store to alternative products; (3) Develop methods for tracking paper use; Incorporate reporting into potential centralized purchasing contract; (4) Launch Green Office Program; Distribute sustainable purchasing guide to offices; Develop sustainable purchasing guide for students.

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

Objectives for 2020
>> 90% white copy paper purchased 100% PCW, PCF, FSC-certified
>> 90% colored paper, cardstock, and alternative sizes (excluding posters) purchased at least 30% PCW
>> College letterhead 100% PCW, PCF, FSC-certified
>> 30% of College offi ces/departments certifi ed through Green Office Program


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

SIO, Treasurer, Business Office, ITS, Coop


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses transportation in the section titled "Transportation". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in transportation at Pomona College are: (1) Improved transportation modes; (2) Reduced transportation miles; (3) Voluntary Offsets; (4) Better transportation-related data and information.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Require consultation from Sustainability Integration Office in vehicle purchasing process; Develop short- and long-term plan for Green Bikes program development; Implement currently identified bike rack projects; Draft Campus Bike Plan to better assess needs; Assess opportunities for alternative fuels in existing campus vehicles; Work with City and local agencies to improve awareness of local transit options; (2) Continue to restrict first-year students from bringing cars to campus; Better publicize staff-faculty carpooling website and develop improved system for student rideshare opportunities; Develop an annual Bike to Work day; (3) Assess opportunities to partner with travel offset organizations and develop outreach for voluntary travel offsets; (4) Develop a program for tracking transportation miles.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Objectives for 2020
>> Reduction of campus fleet gas use by 15%
>> Reduction of single occupancy vehicle commuting by 10%
>> Conversion of 50% of fleet to alternatively fueled vehicles (including solar charging for carts, biodiesel for Grounds vehicles, and hybrids for automobiles)


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

Responsibilities: Business Office, SIO, Facilities and Campus Services, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Campus Life, Green Bikes Shop


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses waste in the section titled "Waste". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in waste at Pomona College are: (1) Increased diversion of wastes from landfill disposal; (2) Reduction of total wastes generated by the campus (including landfill, recycling, and other disposal methods); (3) Better waste-related data and information; (4) Increased awareness of issue.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Expand composting program to residence halls; Expand opportunities for specialized wastes disposal; Start composting program that allows composting of all food scraps from dining halls; Further develop ReCoop/Clean Sweep program to collect as much reusable waste as possible; (2) Remove plastic shopping bags from campus; Declare campus “Styrofoam-free”; Assess opportunities to move printed publications and forms to electronic formats; Engage in print management activities to reduce printed documents; Eliminate use of non-reusable diningware in normal dine-in dining hall operations; Assess opportunities to start an office surplus reuse or donation program; Discontinue use of all non-biodegradable disposable diningware in dining hall operations and catering; Explore eliminating paper ordering and invoicing system in Dining Services; (3) Develop ways to better continuously assess campus waste streams and provide data publicly; Conduct an annual food waste audit for post-consumer dining wastes; Start bi-annual campus-wide audit of trash and recycling bins; Conduct follow-up comprehensive campus waste audit to better understand campus waste stream; (4) Create targeted education campaigns based on waste audit; Create move-in waste awareness program for first-year students; Conduct annual field trips to the landfill, recycling center, electronic waste center, and other sites; Create Zero Waste Events program, including educational guides and materials for departments.

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

Objectives for 2020
>> Diversion of 75% waste from landfills
>> Construction and renovation waste diversion rate of 90%
>> Reduction of total waste by 10%


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

SIO, Housekeeping, Project Management, Organic Farm, City of Claremont, Dining Services


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses water in the section titled "Water". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in water at Pomona College are: (1) Reduced water use; (2) Increased capacity of sustainable stormwater management infrastructure; (3) Better water-related data and information; (4) Increased awareness of issue.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Retrofit plumbing fixtures; Training program for Grounds staff on maintenance of sustainable landscapes; Public encouragement of campus community to report water waste; Move forward with identified turf removal projects; Examine opportunities for water re-use on campus; (2) Move forward with identified sustainable stormwater management opportunities; (3) Move forward with building-level water metering and conduct annual assessment; (4) Create educational signage and programs for domestic water use; Develop interpretive program for sustainable landscaping efforts; Develop sustainability garden on campus.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Objectives for 2020
>> 5% annual reduction in 3-year average water use, adjusted for cooling degree days
>> Use of reclaimed/gray water (if possible)
>> No net increase in impermeable surfaces (except where runoff is channeled into natural treatment
infrastructure)
>> Increased use of sustainable stormwater management techniques
>> Complete metering of major buildings for water use within 2 years54
>> Complete metering of all buildings for water use within 5 years


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

Facilities and Campus Services, Grounds, SIO, Maintenance


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

Make special efforts to recruit faculty, staff, and students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups that have experienced prejudice and disadvantage.
Assure that the faculty, staff, and student populations include people from varied socio-economic backgrounds.
Maintain and continue efforts to achieve gender balance in our student body, faculty, and staff.
Provide programs (including curricula) and support systems to assure that all members of the community are welcome and successful in their roles at the college. This requires that unconditional respect be afforded all members of the community in all aspects of their lives here.


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

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses diversity and affordability in the section titled "Environmental Justice". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

More information can be found at:
- Pomona College Diversity Webpage: http://www.pomona.edu/admissions/diversity-pomona
- Trustees Statement on Diversity: http://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/trustee-statement-on-diversity-2005.pdf
- President's Charge to Advisory Committee on Diversity: http://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/presidents-charge-to-committee-2005.pdf

By 2011-12
- The establishment of a gender-neutral bathroom in the Rains Center.
- The creation of an online map of every gender-neutral bathroom on Pomona College’s campus including bathrooms in all Sponsor Group halls.
- The establishment of a written college policy that states any future buildings and any building renovation will include, as standard practice, the creation of at least one single stall gender-neutral restroom.
- That every single-stall bathroom currently on campus be converted to a gender-neutral restroom.
- Establishment of President's Advisory Committee on Diversity.

Strategic Measures
- Increase the degree to which engaged alumni reflect the diversity of the student body.
- Increase the degree to which Alumni Association activities reflect the diverse interests of the entire alumni body.
Highlight the diversity of alumni.
- Align the diversity goals of the Alumni Association with those of the College.

Trustees Statement:
- Make special efforts to recruit faculty, staff, and students from historically underrepresented
racial and ethnic groups that have experienced prejudice and disadvantage.
- Assure that the faculty, staff, and student populations include people from varied socioeconomic
backgrounds.
- Maintain and continue efforts to achieve gender balance in our student body, faculty, and
staff.
- Provide programs (including curricula) and support systems to assure that all members of
the community are welcome and successful in their roles at the college. This requires that
unconditional respect be afforded all members of the community in all aspects of their lives here.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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

Facilities and Campus Services, President's Advisory Committee on Diversity, Alumni Office


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses investment in the section titled "Implementation Plan". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The recommended actions are: (1) Expand staffing for the Sustainability Integration Office; (2) Assess sustainability-related improvements in College investment practices; (3) Establish a revolving loan fund; (4) Exhibit economic responsibility as a sustainability value.

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

Objectives for 2020
>> Sufficient staffing and resources for sustainability programs
>> Completion of assessment for sustainability-related improvements in College investment practices


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

Facilities and Campus Services, President’s Office, Business Office, Treasurer's Office


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

Environmental Justice

Pomona College's Sustainability Action Plan addresses environmental justice in the section titled "Environmental Justice". Below is a brief summary of the section. For more information, please see the Sustainability Action Plan here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing.

The main obstacles for advancing sustainability in environmental justice at Pomona College are: (1) Education; (2) Outreach; (3) Direct Impacts; (4) Implementation.

In response to these obstacles, the recommended actions are: (1) Increased incorporation into courses; Increased focus on environmental justice in co-curricular programming; (2) Increase volunteer efforts, internships, Orientation Adventure, and academic research and projects; Continue to promote the Draper Center for Community Partnership and the Career Development Office’s Pomona College Internship Program; (3) Increase quality of life through reduction of environmental impacts; (4) Hold a series of community meetings/summits, inviting representatives from student groups involved in social justice and environmental activism.

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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:

The College's Strategic Plan states:"The strategic plans of Pomona College will evolve in a context that includes a number of underlying values, concerns, and choices: diversity, sustainability, the role of staff, and the size of the college.
Sustainability – economic, social, and environmental – will be one of the greatest challenges facing the next generation of college graduates, and all of the activities carried out by Pomona College must reflect this concern. New buildings constructed by the College in the course of this strategic plan will meet or exceed the silver LEED standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council) achieved for the Richard Seaver Biology, Lincoln, and Edmunds buildings, and renovations will be focused on reducing energy and other resource consumption. Pomona College aims to become a leader in higher education for sustainability, through its actions as well as through its curriculum. To this end, an open and public process of examining and reporting on sustainability goals and outcomes will be developed."


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymNj59FFLn8MjU1ODIzNjktYmQ4OC00OTY0LTg4NWItY2ZjYjg2ODZlMzg3/view?usp=sharing
+ Date Revised: Dec. 4, 2015
+ Date Revised: Jan. 4, 2016

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