Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Radford University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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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:

Committee Function:

Sustainability is one of Radford University’s Core Values. The Sustainability Steering Committee aims to fulfill the University’s commitment to sustainability by collaborating to advance the Climate Action Plan and Campus Sustainability Policy.

Charges
• Be creative, innovative, and bold in recommending a course of action that will reduce our environmental footprint and bring recognition to our University as a leader in sustainability.
• Strive to make Radford University the most sustainable campus in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• In accordance with the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), the committee will serve as the institutional structure to guide the implementation of the University’s Climate Action Plan in pursuit of the goals committed to in the ACUPCC.


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

Tricia Smith, AVP for Student Life
Dr. Aysha Bodenhamer, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Mike Biscotte, Director of Facility Planning & Construction
Avraham Boruchowitz, Assistant Director Environmental Health & Safety
Dr. Holly Cline, Faculty Chair of Department of Interior Design & Fashion
Jorge Coartney, Executive Director of Facilities Management
Grady DeVilbiss, Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Adrean Harris, Director of Dining Services
Dr. Angela Joyner, Executive Director of Center for Career and Talent Development
Danny Kemp, VP for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Dr. Laura Jacobsen, Interim Dean of College of Graduate Studies & Research
Eric Lovik, Director of Institutional Research
Noah Buchan, Student Representative – Sophomore Biology Major
Sara O'Brien, Associate Professor of Biology
Chad Osborne, Public Relations Writer
Vacant, Assistant Director of Capital Outlay
James Perkins, Director of University Services
Dr. Richard Roth, Professor of Geospatial Science
Pamela Simpkins, Director of Procurement & Contracts
Dr. Eftila Tanellari, Assistant Professor of Economics
Neal Thompson, Recycling Coordinator
Susan Trageser, Dean of Students
Dr. Rick Van Noy, Professor of English
Dr. Mark Wagstaff, Professor of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Josh Nease, Sustainability Manager
Graduate Student Representative 2017 – 2018 TBA


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Josh Nease – Sustainability Manager

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:

Josh Nease, Radford University Sustainability Manager, serves as chair of the Sustainability Steering Committee and is charged with coordinating with the Committee and other campus partners to advance progress on the University's Climate Action Plan. Josh assumed this role on July 25, 2016 and began building a sustainability office to achieve the aforementioned goals.

Accomplishments:
Establishment of Sustainability Steering Committee in Fall 2016
Update Climate Action Plan: first update since 2013
Addition of outdoor recycling bins for campus
Creation and successful implementation of Sustainability Leadership Team internship program
Creation and implementation of Eco-Reps/Sustainability Ambassadors program and Highlander Cup Residence Hall Sustainability Competition
Facilitated first "Sustainability Across Curriculum" workshop, providing financial incentives for faculty who participate and complete curriculum revisions
Complete commuter survey for Greenhouse Gas Inventory and 2 Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Transition to Single Stream Recycling on campus
First STARS Submission: Pending Fall 2018
Establishment of the institutions first food recovery program


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