Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.41
Liaison Michael Rumfola
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Travis Freeman
Intern
Sustainability
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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:

Senate Sustainability Committee:

1.0 Sustainability refers to practices designed to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It encompasses teaching, research, and practice in a variety of areas including but not limited to policy development, building design and construction, waste management and recycling, energy production and use, water use, and transportation.

2.0 Membership (15): five faculty, with no more than two from any one college; one staff member; Vice President for Student Affairs or designee; Dean of Undergraduate Studies or designee; Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction or designee; Associate Vice President for Enterprise Operations or designee; SDSU Research Foundation Director of Facilities or designee; General Manager, KPBS or designee; CEO of Aztec Shops or designee; two students.

3.0 Functions. The Committee shall

3.1 study sustainability issues related to the campus and make recommendations to improve sustainable practices.

3.2 receive copies of Executive Orders or other instructions to the campus dealing with sustainability and report on them to the Senate.

3.3 Serve as the resource to faculty wishing to undertake research or propose curriculum in sustainability

3.4 coordinate with the Committee on Environment and Safety and the Campus Development Committee to ensure that sustainability is taken into consideration in the deliberations of those bodies.


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

Jessica Barlow, Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Co-Chair)
Thomas Abram, Campus Sustainability Officer
Paul Melchior CEO of Aztec Shops
Angela Holtz, Project Specialist, Office of Housing Administration
Charlotte Roberts, Student, AS Greenlove
Keven Jeffery, Associate Librarian, Digital Technologies
Heather Honea, Associate Professor, College of Business (Co-Chair)
Travis Freeman, Student, Enviro-Business Society


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Tom Abram

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:

Tom Abram is the sustainability officer responsible for the entire campus. His duties include both campus sustainability and energy management. Accomplishments include completion of the climate action plan, establishment of revolving energy fund, progressive waste hauling contract, and controls upgrade project.


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