Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.51
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Principia College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for 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 Council meets a minimum of once each academic semester "to invite greater co-ordination, collaboration, and dialogue on sustainability plans, implementation actions, and assessments." The group is self-governing with representation from all sectors of the Principia community. The Council takes the lead in formulating a vision for a sustainable Principia, monitoring progress toward sustainability goals, encouraging and helping to coordinate campus greening efforts, and overseeing the development of a Sustainability reports.


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

According to the Principia Center for Sustainability Charter, representation on the Sustainability Council may include but not be limited to:
Principia Center for Sustainability
Student government and appropriate student groups/clubs
Facilities
Dining services
Contracts/Purchasing
Office of Student Life
Faculty‐at‐Large
Lands Stewardship Office
Advancement Office


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 Center for Sustainability has two faculty members and, on occasion, a Post-Graduate Intern.


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

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Director, Center for Sustainability

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:

Sustainability major launched; Green Dining Standard adopted; Green Roof planted (student-led); Strategic Energy Management (SEM) team has met monthly since May 2018; first building retrocommissioning; compost service in every student residence and academic building; replacement of fluorescent lamps with LEDs campus-wide; 5,500 ft2 native garden installation; College Store bans single-use plastics


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director, Center for Sustainability

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