Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Debbie Andres
Utilities & Sustainability Analyst
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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:

The SJSU Sustainability Board advises and makes recommendations to the Academic Senate and the President in the following areas: setting and measuring progress towards meeting University-wide goals to promote sustainability across academic and non-academic divisions; and benchmarking SJSU sustainability efforts relative to state and national leaders in university sustainability. The Board also works with appropriate units in the university as a resource for centralizing and effectively communicating information on SJSU’s sustainability efforts, both internally and externally; integrating sustainability into key planning documents and procedures; and educating and engaging with campus stakeholders and external partners on sustainability through research, projects, workshops, and other events.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Members and affiliations listed on official Academic Senate website:
http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/comm_info/committees/index.html#SUS


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

In October 2018, the Administration and Finance Division announced the official opening of the San Jose State University (SJSU) Office of Sustainability. The office consists of two staff members, Debbie Andres and Kristen Wonder, one academic counterpart, and a student internship program. The office serves as a campus resource focusing on sustainable behavior change, waste reduction and diversion, resource conservation, and creating a culture of sustainability at SJSU.


Full-time equivalent 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:
Debbie Andres

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The SJSU Sustainability Board advises and makes recommendations to the Academic Senate and the President in the following areas: setting and measuring progress towards meeting University-wide goals to promote sustainability across academic and non-academic divisions; and benchmarking SJSU sustainability efforts relative to state and national leaders in university sustainability. The Board also works with appropriate units in the university as a resource for centralizing and effectively communicating information on SJSU’s sustainability efforts, both internally and externally; integrating sustainability into key planning documents and procedures; and educating and engaging with campus stakeholders and external partners on sustainability through research, projects, workshops, and other events.


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