Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & 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 Sustainability Council is a University-wide group appointed to (1) advise the President and the Executive Council in matters relating to sustainability and environmental impact; (2) promote environmental stewardship; (3) coordinate efforts of individuals and groups on campus; and (4) educate the campus community about sustainable practices.

The charge of the Council is to:
• Lead through example by promoting the incorporation of environmental concerns in University decisions
• Promote conservation of natural resources to the best of our ability and the creation of sustainable practices and programs on campus
• Educate our community about the necessity of sustainable environmental practices and ecologically friendly economics
• Identify and support research areas and topics for faculty and students
• Build relationships with local governments, businesses, and local citizens in order to promote environmentally sound practices within the region
• Know and understand local, national and international programs to ensure that our environmental practices and policies adhere to or exceed the global vision for a sustainable future

The Sustainability Council's mission is to advise, encourage, and coordinate the operations, research, and campus culture of Southern Oregon University in a manner that is consistent with the values and practices of environmental stewardship and sustainability; promoting individual, institutional and community well-being.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

1. Craig Morris, Vice President for Finance & Administration
2. Roxane Beigel-Coryell, Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
3. Brittany Depew, Environmental & Community Engagement Coordinator
4. Keith Beed, Utilities Supervisor
5. Tom Arellano, General Manager, SOU Dining (Dining Representative)
6. Steve Schein, Business Department Faculty
7. Vincent Smith, Environmental Studies Department Faculty
8. Daniel Tharp, University Housing Office Specialist (Housing Representative)
9. Samantha Pennington-Vrsek, ASSOU student Director of Sustainability (ASSOU Representative)
10. Muriel Sadleir Hart, student (At-large student)
11. Shanna'Le Ashworth, student (At-large student)
12. Joanie Keller-Hand, Head Teacher, Schneider Children's Center (At-large staff)
13. Tiffany Mancillas, student (At-large student)
14. Mike Oxendine, Grounds Supervisor (At-large staff)
15. Alan Journet, Community Member (At-large community member)

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 coordinates sustainability-related efforts on campus, manages the campus recycling program, and compiles data and information for the University's annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory, sustainability assessments, and competitions. The sustainability office also provides support for the subcommittees of the Sustainability Council and serves as a resource for faculty, staff, and students on campus.

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:
Roxane Beigel-Coryell

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator plans and develops short- and long-range sustainability programs; develops annual sustainability priorities for the campus; identifies annual expected outcomes and coordinates assessment of these efforts; works with faculty to provide input on incorporating sustainability into the curriculum; serves as a guest lecturer in sustainability-oriented courses; collaborates with campus units such as Facilities, Parking, and Student Housing to infuse sustainability practices into campus operations; promotes sustainable building practices; develops communications aimed at raising internal and external awareness of campus sustainability programs and activities; oversees the content, design, and maintenance of the campus sustainability website; builds effective partnerships with the City of Ashland and local organizations to support sustainability efforts; and manages the campus recycling program.

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

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