Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.98
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephania Fregosi
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management Services
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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 support of PCC Board Policy B707-Sustainable Use of Resources, the PCC Sustainability Leadership Council spearheads the implementation, ongoing monitoring and updating of the College's sustainability commitments, including the Climate Action Plan, Strategic Plan and Sustainability Plan (in development).


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

-the PCC Sustainability Leadership Council (SLC) Co-Chairs (2)
-the Chairs of each of the SLC Subcommittees (6) (organized currently by Scopes)
-the PCC District Sustainability Manager (1)
-the PCC District Sustainability Analyst (1)
-the PCC District Recycling Coordinator (1)
--the PCC Equity Sustainability Specialist (1)
-Facilities representatives (3)
-the PCC Director of Auxiliary Services (1)
-one rotating PCC Campus Sustainable Practices Coordinator (1)
-one rotating Dean of Instruction (with different affiliation than Campus President SLC Co-Chair) (1)
-student representatives (2)
-faculty representatives (2)
-one rotating Student Leadership Coordinator (with different affiliation than Campus President PSC Co-Chair) (1)
Total: 23 members (21 voting members)


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Overview
PCC’s District Sustainability Office acts as a hub to institutionalize sustainability, in line with the College’s mission and Board policy, across three major areas: Operationalizing Sustainability, Outreach & Education, and Community Impact.

PCC’s District Sustainability Office

*Is responsible for fulfilling PCC’s sustainability promises to our students, staff, faculty, and the community through policy, programs, outreach, and education;
*Serves as a hub to connect faculty, staff, and students with administration;
*Works across silos on complex issues that create systemic changes;
*Develops programs that align our operational practices with our mission; and,
*Collaborates with the greater Portland sustainability community to ensure local climate resilience and work towards an equitable future for the Pacific Northwest.

District Office
District Sustainability Manager, Recycling Coordinator, Sustainability Analyst, Sustainability Assistant, Communications Coordinator, Equity & Sustainability Specialist and Composting Technician.

The Rock Creek campus also has a sustainability coordinator.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
6

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sustainability Manager - Briar Schoon; Rock Creek Sustainability Coordinator - Elaine Cole

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The District Sustainability Office coordinates the Sustainability Leadership Council, implements the Climate Action Plan, and collaborates with college stakeholders to advance the college's mission and goals related to sustainability.

Campus-based coordinators provide oversight to the learning gardens and campus-specific initiatives with students and faculty.

The District Sustainability Department acts as a hub to institutionalize sustainability, in line with the College’s mission and Board policy, across the college with an emphasis on three major areas: Education & Outreach, Operationalizing Sustainability, and Community Impact.

Some of our recent initiatives include:
Participated in facilities planning and coordinated the associated sustainability work group;Worked closely with Auxiliary Services,
Purchasing and Student Leaders to negotiate the most sustainable pouring rights contract to-date
Collaborated with IT to establish the Power Down Initiative, saving over $80,000;
Joined PGE’s Green Future Impact program, signing on for 10,000 MWh of renewable energy annually
Championed the Strategic Energy Management program for the fifth year in collaboration with facilities staff
Collaborated with faculty on the annual SPARC Sustainability Across Curriculum training;
Established a durable dishware program with Dining Services including the cafeteria and catering services;
Co-hosted and helped plan the Washington-Oregon Higher Ed Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) and GPSEN Sustainability Symposium;
Helped start the district-wide Food Justice Taskforce;Worked with Student Leadership to support fifteen Eco-social Justice grants; and
Helped establish the Cascade learning garden, including project management and coordinating work parties until a Learning Garden Coordinator was hired.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Manager

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Sustainability Practices Coordinator

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