Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.81
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2012
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Slippery Rock University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Herbert Carlson
Sustainability Officer
Facilities & Planning
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The President’s Commission on Sustainability serves as the umbrella organization for all sustainability initiatives on campus and works to promote and facilitate the cooperative efforts of faculty, staff, students and staff to educate, develop values, share knowledge, and create a culture of sustainability across campus.

The Commission identifies and advises the president on establishing and integrating sustainability strategies and policies for the University.

The Commission will provide leadership for:

* Advancing sustainability through education, operations and community engagement,
* Promoting individual and community responsibility for resource management,
* Monitoring indicators and progress through assessment and benchmarking activities,
* Initiating specific sustainability initiatives, and
* Ensuring that Slippery Rock University meets or exceeds requirements of the Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Julie Snow (Geog., Geo.& Env)
Langdon Smith (Geog., Geo. & Env)
David Culp (Schl of Bus)
Scott Albert (Facilities)
Brad Kovaleski (Student Leadership)
Mary Ann King (College of Health, Environment, & Science)
Rita Abent (Public Relations)
Herb Carlson (Fin/Admin) Chair
Paul Scanlon (President's Office)
Christine Glenn (Parks & Resource Mgmt)
Robert McCafferty (Local Business Owner)
Paul Dickey (Sewer & Water Authority)

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The sustainability office is currently located in the Maintenence Center building among the Department of Facilities and Planning. Upon completion of the new student union building in 2012, the sustainability office will repurpose space in the more centrally located former student union building.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Herbert F. Carlson

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Senior Officer for Institutional Sustainability Initiatives

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The leadership position helps the University manage the myriad of current sustainability initiatives and develop a strategic pathway for SRU to successfully implement the President’s Climate Commitment.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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