Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.25
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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Saint John's University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The sustainability committee is made up of representatives of many offices on campus, all of whom are working towards making SJU sustainable. Any Revolving Loan requests must get approved by this group. The committee meets on a monthly basis throughout the academic year.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each 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 each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

President Michael Hemesath
Dick Adamson, Co-Chair (VP for Finance and Administration)
Jacob Saffert (Sustainability Fellow, SJU Office of Sustainability)
Thomas Vogel (Physical Plant)
Br. Lew Grobe
Br. Nicholas Moe (Physical Plant)
Bill Boom (Physical Plant director)
Br. Isidore Glyer (Abbey Guesthouse)
Eva Haber (Manager of Custodial Services)
Mattie Hawley (Assistant Dean of Students)
Troy Knight (Environmental Studies Professor)
Br. Benedict Leuthner (Abbey Business Office)
Walter Kieffer (Faculty Resident)
Thomas Kroll (Saint John's Outdoor University)
Gary Jorgensen (Physical Plant)

Adria Gillitzer (Dining Services)
John Taylor (Institutional Advancement)

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

As a Benedictine institution, we take seriously our commitment to stewardship and to incorporating the goals of sustainability into every facet of campus life. As 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 these ends, the Office of Sustainability was created to help connect the Saint John's community with the information and tools necessary to make our institution sustainable for generations to come.

The Office of Sustainability at SJU is committed to creating a sustainable campus by focusing on the triple bottom line: equity, economy and the environment.

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jacob Saffert

A brief description of each sustainability officer 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, formal and informal education of the student body and staff in regards to conservation, energy, water, food, waste, recycling and advancing sustainability in these areas. The fellow is also responsible for reporting on the sustainability progress of the university.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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