Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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Princeton University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shana Weber
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The Sustainability Leadership Group (SLG) serves as the executive sponsor for strategic decisions associated with sustainability demonstration on the Princeton campus. Its work is informed by the Sustainability Steering Council and any associated task forces and working groups.
The Sustainability Steering Council (SSC) is a gathering of senior faculty, administrators, and student leaders appointed by Princeton's Executive Vice President. Launched in 2013, the Council is charged with advancing the institution's overarching goal of using the campus itself as a demonstration of sustainable systems to inform and develop leadership potential in all students. The Council strives to ensure that students are equipped to meaningfully employ the principles of sustainability in their future endeavors, no matter the discipline or field.
The purpose of the Princeton Sustainability Committee (PSC) is to collaborate closely with the Office of Sustainability to monitor the University’s relationship with the environment and to encourage improvements by creating a forum for faculty, students, and staff to bring their different perspectives to bear on our relationship with the environment.


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

Sustainability Leadership Group: See https://sustain.princeton.edu/about/slg
Sustainability Steering Council: See https://sustain.princeton.edu/about/ssc
Princeton Sustainability Committee: See https://sustain.princeton.edu/about/psc


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:

Through its programs and communications, the Office of Sustainability seeks to cultivate a sustainability ethos on campus, in service to the world. It does so through integrating sustainability into academics, campus life and operations.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
5

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Shana Weber, Director; Kristi Wiedemann, Assistant Director; Lisa Nicolaison, Program Coordinator, Caroline Savage, Campus as Lab Manager, Gina Talt, Campus as Lab Fellow

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

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

• University adoption of Sustainability Principles developed by the Sustainability Steering Council. (http://sustain.princeton.edu/news/sustainability-principles-adopted-2014 )

• Facilitating the integration of sustainability principles into the 2026 Campus Plan (https://campusplan.princeton.edu/current-campus-plan).


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