Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Rochester Institute of Technology
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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:

One of Student Government’s largest committees, the Sustainability committee helps look at ways to increase sustainable actions on RIT’s campus. Some of their current charges include:

Creating a campus residential composting program
Opt-out of Junk Mail
Exploration of a special interest house for sustainability
Sustainable campus beautification projects


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

Kevin Kane, RIT student and committee chair
Keira Higgins, RIT student
Sarah Quirk, RIT student
Kennedy Fellmeth, RIT student
Madison Lake, RIT student
Tanner Traughber, RIT student
Adnan Syed, RIT student
Abby Frawley, RIT student
Ashley Wynne, RIT student
Oren Cohn, RIT student
Gabriel Kramer, RIT student
Evan Zachary, RIT student
Elizabeth Stevens, RIT student
Manny Okafor, RIT student

Enid Cardinal, Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President (Chair)
Kurt Ingerick, Executive Director, Auxiliary Services


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:

RIT Sustainability provides leadership and coordination of sustainability efforts on RIT's campus.


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:
Enid Cardinal, Senior Sustainablity Advisor to the President

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:

* Partnered with area organizations to establish and support the Rochester Sustainability Collaborative.
* Establishment of a university wide move out collection program that diverts roughly 35 tons of material annually.
* Coordinated efforts to launch a bike share program and bike repair shop on campus.
* Expansion of EV charging infrastructure to 4 parking lots on campus and a total of 20 cords.
*Update the university's Climate Action Plan and signatory to the Climate Leadership Commitment.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Responsibilities of this position include (1) advising the university as it seeks to meet the goals of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment; (2) facilitating a campus culture of sustainability with respect to operations, curriculum, and research, (3) maintaining a knowledge base regarding best practices, funding opportunities; potential strategic partnerships, etc; (4) developing evaluation metrics, including cost-effectiveness assessments; (5) managing RIT’s internal and external communication about sustainability


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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