Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Southern New Hampshire University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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:

Project Purpose from Charter:
The Sustainability Working Group seeks formalization from SNHU leadership in order to legitimize its influence at SNHU. Empowered by SNHU Leadership, the group would work to encourage University-wide investment in sustainability, allow invested participants the opportunity to participate in large-scale decision making, and promote SNHU’s image as a sustainable global partner. As SNHU continues to grow, the Sustainability Working Group believes a sustainability plan that incorporates students, faculty, and staff across all units of the University is needed to fully obtain the benefits of current and future initiatives.


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

Kevin Snyder, Associate Professor, School of Business
Sophia Koustas, Instructor, School of Business
Angela Foss, Associate Dean of Operations and Innovation, CETA
Michele Goldsmith, Professor and Department Chair, School of Arts and Sciences
Michael Weinstein, STEM Advisor, School of Arts and Sciences
Jennifer Carrobis, School of Education
Diane Harrises, Assistant Professor, School of Education
Tara Konya, Assistant Professor, School of Business
Nathaniel St. Jean, Assistant Professor, CETA
Nejra Fazlic, Student, School of Business
Jill Nugent, Director of STEM Programs, COCE
Kelly Thrippleton-Hunter, STEM COCE Lead/Science, COCE
Mary Dukakis, Associate Vice President, Admin & Strategic Sourcing
Scott Greeb, Senior Director, Facilities Management
Caitlin Jillson, Graduate Student, School of Business


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:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
No

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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:

During the previous three years, SNHU’s Sustainability Working Group has received recognition as a formal working group by university administration; secured a formal budget from administration; raised awareness and embedded sustainability across all units of the university (from CETA to COCE to UC to GEM); secured funding to provide opportunities for students/faculty to attend conferences (PLAN, Second Nature Presidential Climate Leadership Summit (17), NHBSR (17,18), AASHE, MIT Sustainability Summit (18), SFZW Conference (16,17); and most recently provided assistance in completing the STARS report.


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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