Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.59
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
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Seattle Central College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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:

We the Students, Faculty, and Staff of Seattle Central College, to further social, economic and environmental sustainability, which will in turn promote educational excellence in a multicultural urban environment, foster the enrichment of our internal community, increase community engagement and support for the college, and develop and sustain facilities that support a learning and working environment, do ordain and establish the Seattle Central College Sustainability Council (Council).


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

Current members include; 1) Julia Buchans, Co-chair, Program Specialist 2, 2) Leila Blair, Co-chair, student, 3) Alexis Fein, Administrative Assistant III, 4) Helen Ganahl, student, 5) Rebecca Tesdell, faculty, full-time faculty, Basic and Traditional Studies, 6) Krystal Nash, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, 7) Keely Hasim, student, 8) Adam Maurer, District Sustainability Coordinator


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:

Seattle Central College is part of the Seattle Colleges district. Seattle Colleges has an Office of Sustainability. The Sustainability Coordinator in the Office of Sustainability serves as the lead coordinator for the implementation of a district-wide sustainability plan and continual resource conservation efforts.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Adam Maurer

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:

The Seattle Central Sustainability Council is made up of students, faculty, and staff. This council, on behalf of the college community, shall advise the President on sustainability matters vital to the mission and goals of Seattle Central. Furthermore, Seattle Central is part of the Seattle Colleges district. Seattle Colleges has a Sustainability Coordinator who serves as the lead coordinator for the implementation of a district-wide sustainability plan and continual resource conservation efforts. Over the past three years, the Council and District Sustainability Coordinator have hosted Earth Week events, installed new waste disposal containers and signage, conducted a waste audit, conducted an assessment of the curriculum for sustainability, hosted waste trainings for custodial staff, hosted field trips to local sustainability buildings, features, etc. and became a council recognized by the administration, with an executive sponsor for administrative support.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
District Sustainability Coordinator

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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Central campus is part of the Seattle Colleges district. We also have a District Sustainability Committee. Several Seattle Central faculty and staff are members of the District Sustainability Committee and bring relevant campus level issues to the this committee, as well as relaying important committee work and decisions to relevant staff on the Central campus.

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