Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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Smith College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Deirdre Manning
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental 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:

The Committee on Sustainability identifies, implements and evaluates approaches for increasing Smith's commitment to sustainability in all areas of the campus, including, but not limited to, construction, transportation, materials and energy use, waste management, purchasing, investment and the campus curriculum. It seeks to maintain a holistic perspective focused on systemic changes and institutional transformation to aid the college in achieving the greatest efficiencies in natural resource use and pollution prevention.


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 Committee on Sustainability is concerned with the best long-term use of finite natural resources and the college's impact on the local, regional and global environment.


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

John Brady, Geosciences (chair)
Emily Barbour '14
Judith Cardell, Engineering
Ruth Constantine, VP for Finance and Administration
Ann Finley, Area Manager, Dining Services
Andrew Guswa, Engineering; Director, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS)
Alison Grady '15
Julia Graham '16
Gary Hartwell, Facilities Management
Linda Hiesiger, Purchasing
Alexandria Julius '14
Lou Ann Krawczynski, Director, Development Resources
Deirdre Manning, Director, Office of Sustainability
Mehammed Mack, French Studies
Katie Paulson-Smith '14 (Fall 2013 only)
Sharon Seelig, English Language and Literature
Marilyn Woodman, Development


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 Sustainability integrates environmentally sustainable practices into institutional operations. Located in the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) the office works closely with the Committee on Sustainability to develop campus policy, coordinates the Green Team and oversees the Earth Rep program in Smith's student houses.

The office also cooperates with Facilities Management and other campus organizations to develop and implement key operational initiatives.

The office works closely with the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability and the Environmental Science and Policy program to connect campus operations with student learning.


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

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:
Deirdre Manning, Director of Environmental Sustainability

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The director is responsible for coordinating the college’s integration of sustainable principles and practices into campus operations and oversees the implementation of the President’s Climate Commitment Plan.


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

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