Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.96
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Saint John's University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Theo Eggermont
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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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 :

The Sustainable Campus Committee is charged with fulfilling the requirements set forth by the ACUPCC. This includes quantifying and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advising the sustainability office, providing oversight and motivation to/for all things sustainability related on campus (dining, recycling, waste, grounds, transportation, energy, etc.)

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Dick Adamson: VP of Finance and Administration (Co-Chair)
Nicholas Moe: Sustainability Fellow (Co-Chair)
Ernie Diedrich: Professor of Economics
Derek Larson: Chair of Env. Studies
Theo Eggermont: Sustainability Fellow Emeritus
Bill Boom: Physical Plant Director
Gary Jorgenson: Building and Facilities Manager
Lew Grobe: Sustainability Associate
Eva Haber: Custodial Director
John Taylor: Institutional Advancement
Thomas Vogel: Power Plant Director
Walter Keiffer: Monastic Liaison
Benedict Luethner: Treasurer to the Abbey

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:

As Benedictine institutions, we take seriously our commitment to stewardship. As a college and a university, we have the duty to prepare students to be responsible citizens, prepared to meet the social, ethical, local and global challenges of today. To achieve this goal, we have to be dedicated to creating a sustainable campus by focusing on the triple bottom line: equity, economy and the environment.

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:
Nicholas Moe

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Fellow

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The fellow takes direction from the sustainable campus committee and reports to the Vice President of Finance and Administration. The fellow is in charge of program development, informal education of the student body and staff in regards to conservation, energy, water,food, waste, recycling and advancing sustainability in these areas.

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

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