Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.69
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for 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:
The Center for Sustainability and Division of Mission and Ministry are embarking on a year-long strategic planning process to develop a sustainability action plan that takes us through 2030, rooted in Laudato Si’. This initiative brings stakeholders from across campus together to define shared goals, draft a strategy for meeting them, and implement them over time. There are five Working Groups, each focused on a different area of the Sustainability Action Plan. Working Group members develop the ideas and strategies behind the new Sustainability Action Plan.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:
Academics Working Group: Alex Zecevic (faculty), Brooke Rose (alum), Chad Raphael (faculty), Chris Bachen (faculty), Daniel Press (administration), Ed Grier (administration), Emily Pachoud (undergraduate student), Fabian Valencia (graduate student), Lindsey Kalkbrenner (staff), Maria Autrey (staff), Rita, Madarassy (faculty), Soniya Patel (staff), Toby McChesney (staff), Facilitator: Veronica Johnson Campus Engagement Working Group: Aaron Willis (staff), Alana Ako (alum), Chris Harris (staff), Janice DeMonsi (staff), Kristin Kusanovich (faculty), Maria Judnick (staff), Maryam Mobed-Miremadi (faculty), Oliver Branham-Upton (undergraduate student), Ricardo Padilla Jr. (staff), Shá Duncan Smith (administration), Sheila Javier (staff), Srinivasan Manivannan (graduate student), Facilitator: Veronica Johnson Community Engagement Working Group: Abigail Haggerty (undergraduate student), Blair Libby (alum), Chris Bacon (faculty), Dennis Lanham (staff), Jacqueline Ceja (undergraduate student), Jillian Grennan (faculty), Kalyn Simon (graduate student), Laura Davis (staff), Lee Panich (faculty), Leslie Gray (faculty), Maria Judnick (staff), Mike Nuttall (staff), Facilitator: Becca Nelson Operations - Energy Working Group: Abhishek Shukla (graduate student), Aven Satre-Meloy (alum), Bill Mains (staff), Chris Young (staff), Dave Machado (staff), Dave Schoenwetter (administration), Leah Nakasaki-Peterson (staff), Hannah Browne (undergraduate student), Kevin Jenkins (staff), Maryam Khanbaghi (faculty), Michael Krautkramer (community member), Nancy Cutler (staff), Nathaniel Roland (undergraduate student), Sean Collins (staff), Facilitator: Maria Judnick Operations - Resources Working Group: Alexia Andres (staff), Becca Nelson (staff), Brayan Perez (undergraduate student), Brian Bettencourt (staff), David Cajigas (staff), Eddie Grace (staff), Hannah Dinh (undergraduate student), Iris Stewart-Frey (faculty), James Wang (alum), Sahana Kumar (undergraduate student), Sam Florio (administration), Staci Gustafson (staff), Facilitator: Maria Judnick

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:
The Center for Sustainability advances academic and public understanding of 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. The Center for Sustainability aims to help the University achieve Climate Neutrality; practice mindful consumption; develop a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors; and use the campus as a living laboratory for developing global solutions.

Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
8.80

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director. Kevin Jenkins, Climate Action and Energy Manager. Veronica Johnson, Academics and Engagement Manager. Maria Judnick, Communication and Reporting Manager. Becca Nelson, Sustainable Food Systems Manager

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 Center for Sustainability is home to numerous ongoing programs that promote sustainability on campus. In 2021-22, attendance at the Center’s events was a total of 2826 individuals. The Center also collaborates with operations and academic departments to spearhead sustainability initiatives and raise students' awareness. The Center is currently working with over 80 campus and community representatives to create SCU’s Sustainability Action Plan.

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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
FTE Calculation: STAFF (40hr/wk): 5 * 1 = 5 FACULTY ASSOCIATES (5hr/wk): 2 * 0.125 = 0.25 SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATORS (8hr/wk): 12 * 0.2 = 2.4 FORGE APPRENTICES (8hr/wk) 4 * 0.2 = 0.8 SVP FELLOWS (5hr/wk): 3 * 0.125 = 0.375

FTE Calculation:
STAFF (40hr/wk): 5 * 1 = 5
FACULTY ASSOCIATES (5hr/wk): 2 * 0.125 = 0.25
SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATORS (8hr/wk): 12 * 0.2 = 2.4
FORGE APPRENTICES (8hr/wk) 4 * 0.2 = 0.8
SVP FELLOWS (5hr/wk): 3 * 0.125 = 0.375

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