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Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for 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?:
Yes

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

Center for Sustainability
Vision: The Center for Sustainability leads the campus community in developing a culture of sustainability to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Mission: The Center for Sustainability advances the ways in which social justice and sustainability intersect by integrating principles of social, environmental, and economic sustainability into campus operations, academic and student life, and outreach programs.

Goals: The Center for Sustainability aims to help Santa Clara University:
- Achieve Climate Neutrality by the end of 2015.
Reduce the University’s use of electricity and natural gas and emissions associated with business travel and commute.
- Improve the University’s impacts on the local and global community associated with procurement (extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal).
- Develop a culture of sustainability among all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors.
- Use the campus as a living laboratory for developing global solutions.

Please see EN 10 for a list of presentations about our activities and substantive accomplishments during the previous three years.


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:

We are in the midst of re-defining our Sustainability Committees. We currently have four working groups, each to address: climate neutrality, zero waste, academics, and engagement.


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

These working groups are going to lead into a formalized committee structure in the near future. They consist of over 30 students, faculty, and staff from diverse areas of campus.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Center for Sustainability develops and administers programs and provides advice on policies within the area of sustainability at Santa Clara University, with the ultimate goal of fully implementing SCU’s Sustainability Policy, achieving SCU’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions, and developing a culture of sustainability at the University. The Center for Sustainability measures, reports, and benchmarks campus sustainability initiatives.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
5.05

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director. Cara K. Uy, Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Director of the Center for Sustainability develops and administers programs and provides advice on policies within the area of sustainability at Santa Clara University with the ultimate goal of fully implementing SCU’s Sustainability Policy, achieving SCU’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions, and developing a culture of sustainability at the University.

The Sustainability Coordinator focuses on campus behavior change through collaborative student programming and communication strategies. Some examples of this past academic year's projects include: overseeing the liaison network, art & apparel/fashion events, the annual Energy Challenge, and building partnerships across campus.

The Center for Sustainability also consists of the Forge Organic Garden Manager, and ten Sustainability Interns.


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

Bill Mains is the Director of Sustainability and Leadership Development in the Leavey School of Business. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the development, implementation, supervision, design, planning, and assessment of these areas within the Leavey School of Business while aligning the direction and focus of the Undergraduate Business Programs Office offerings with the new University Strategic Plan and the Leavey School of Business core curriculum, both of which support sustainability education, leadership development, and stronger connections with Silicon Valley.

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