Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and 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:
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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:

Charge: to develop and promote goals for sustainability for the University, as envisioned in the 2008 addendum to the 2004 Strategic Plan and including steps suggested by the Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
Authority: created by the Provost in January 2010; members and charge revised January 2012.


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

Sustainability Steering Committee (14 voting members)
1. Assistant Provost for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, ex officio with vote, Chair
2. Director of Sustainability Integration, ex officio with vote
3. Director of Environmental Studies, ex officio with vote
4. Director of Physical Plant Services, ex officio with vote
5. Student Life Sustainability Coordinator, ex officio with vote
6. a faculty member from the School of Theology elected by the School of Theology Faculty for a five-year term, initial term to expire June 2014
7. two faculty members from the College elected by the College Faculty for five-year terms, initial terms to expire June 2012 and June 2015
8. a faculty member from and selected by the Strategic Planning Committee
9. a Senator selected by the University Senate for a five-year term, initial term to expire June 2013
10.two students from the College selected by the Order of Gownsmen for two-year terms (junior and senior years), initial terms to expire May 2011 and May 2012
11.a student from the College selected by the Student Senate for a two-year term (junior and senior years), initial term to expire May 2011
12.a student from the School of Theology selected by the Student Executive Committee of the Saint Luke’s Community for a two-year term (middler and senior years), initial term to expire May 2012
13.Executive Director of the Center for Religion and the Environment, ex officio with vote


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 Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability was created in January 2012 when the University's Provost created the position of Assistant Provost forEnvironmental Stewardship and Sustainability. The Office is responsible for implementing our climate action plan as well as focusing on:
Renewable Energy
Carbon Sequestration
Farm and Dining
Community Engagement
Academic Integration


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

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:
Marvin Pate

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

TheDirector of Sustainability Integration is responsible for chairing the Sustainability Steering Committee and overseeing the operational and technical implementation of the university’s sustainability initiatives, including assessment of physical spaces, curricular and co-curricular programs and activities, and student and campus outreach and engagement.


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

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