Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.28
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
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South Seattle 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:

South Seattle College's Sustainability Committee makes recommendations to South’s president and the college community regarding projects and policies that promote sustainability. The committee creates and maintains campus sustainability initiatives and identifies practices that promote efficient and responsible use of South’s resources.


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

Current members include; 1) Christa Colouzis, Chair, Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability Specialist, 2) Alison Pugh, Interim Faculty Lead of Sustainable Building Science Technology B.A.S., 3) Gary Foresman, student, 4) Heather Foss, Director of Advancement, 5) Janet Kapp, Faculty, 6) Kali Kuwada, Faculty, 7) Liz Duarte, Faculty, 8) Monica Lundberg, Manager of Student Programs, 9) Odessa Woodlee, Facilities Operations Manager, 10) Ross Johnson, Food Service Supervisor, 11) Tim Walsh, Faculty, 12) Zari Akkuly, Student, 13) Adam Maurer, District Sustainability Coordinator


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

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, District Sustainability Coordinator

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 South Seattle Sustainability Committee is made up of students, faculty, and staff. 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 Committee 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, created a website for the committee, included sustainability responsibilities into a staff member's work duties, and added a sustainability position on student government.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
District Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

The South EHS Manager is also responsible for coordinating campus sustainability efforts and chairs the the campus Sustainability Committee.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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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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South Seattle is part of the Seattle Colleges district. We also have a District Sustainability Committee. Several South Seattle faculty and staff are members of the District Sustainability Committee and bring relevant campus level issues to this committee, as
well as relaying important committee work and decisions to relevant staff on the South campus.

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