Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.09
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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Raritan Valley Community College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

Comprised of faculty and staff, the Environmental Sustainability Committee serves RVCC in an advisory capacity regarding issues of environmental sustainability on the campus, including the operation and development of facilities and grounds, as well as modifications to the curriculum, community outreach and education.

Committee goals are:

to consider the environmental impact of campus activities and projects,
to raise awareness of local and global environmental issues,
to protect and develop the natural resources of the college,
and to coordinate and disseminate information on diverse green initiatives college wide.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

For academic year 2010-2011, the members of the committee were:
Jay Kelly (Biology and Environmental Studies), Chair
Angela Bodino (English)
William Crosbie (Computer Science)
Jessica Darkenwald-Decola (English)
Megan Dempsey (Library)
Susan Dorward (Facilities & Grounds)
Donna Gero (Science & Engineering)
Sandi Hartzell (Visual & Performing Arts)
Elaine Musselman (Nursing)
Linda Romaine (Fitness & Wellness)
Holly Smythe (Instructional Design)
Vandana Nadkarni (Art History)
Debra Weiner (Tutoring Services)

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Susan Dorward

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Sustainability Coordinator leads, implements, and consults on sustainability initiatives on campus, particularly focusing on energy use, water conservation, waste management, transportation, and building design. The coordinator proposes sustainability initiatives and researches proposed initiatives. The coordinator assesses their cost effectiveness, technical feasibility and means of achieving acceptance, and works with others (mainly in Facilities and Grounds, Environmental Studies, the REAL club, and the Sustainability Committee) to implement sustainability projects. The coordinator also networks with sustainability coordinators at other universities and helps publicize RVCC's initiatives.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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