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Submission Date Jan. 30, 2012
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State University of New York at Brockport
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Hilary R. Mosher
Advisor for ECOS
Environmental Science and Biology
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

Objective: To create awareness and promote environmental sustainability on campus and throughout the community.

Green is Gold Newsletter
Thompson Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification!
The USGBC LEED certification gave points for Thompson’s high efficiency lighting, high efficiency heating and cooling, heat recovery for ventilation, improved ventilation, ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures, improved day lighting, ADA compliance, and sustainable material finishes. Over time, the cost of implementing sustainable features and seeking LEED certifi-cation has been reduced. For some projects, investments in alternative systems, practices and materials can add 0-3% to construction costs. For this project, a key goal was to use traditionally priced systems in an ultra-energy efficient way. Heating and cooling systems, interior finishes, and lighting reflect that goal. All mechanical, electrical and plumbing sys-tems were replaced with new, energy and resource saving systems. The high-performance of these installed systems reduces both energy and water con-sumption and improves occupant comfort.
Green is Gold Newsletter
Princeton Review
Green Highlights
The College at Brockport has instituted several energy saving programs as part of SUNY-wide sustainability efforts. Roughly $12 million has been invested in a variety of energy-related initiatives on campus. In 2007, the 52-unit SUNY Brockport Townhome Residential Living Complex opened with many green features, including the use of geothermal heat pumps for heating and cooling, special-ized insulation, and two storm water ponds that reduce runoff into local streams and creeks. Founded in 2004, the college’s Green Campus Initiative has worked with campus admini-stration to create several proto-cols for recycling and to pro-mote the use of alternative transportation on campus. Din-
ing services has also made significant strides toward the practice of sound environmental stewardship. Energy Star appliances have been installed, trays have been eliminated from Brockway Dining Hall, and local purveyors and farm producers supply 15 percent of the food. Other efforts include the use of eco-friendly prod-ucts such as refillable mugs, advanced recycling efforts, and the use of en-vironmentally friendly cleaning products. Stu-dents who wish to receive a formal introduction to sustainability issues will appreciate that the college offers a course in Environ-
mental Studies. The re-search-based course has featured projects in
biodiesel production, recycling on campus, energy curtailment pro-grams, and wind/solar energy options. The En-vironmentally Conscious Organization for Society (ECOS) is a student group promoting envi-ronmental events and sustainability on cam-pus.
Highlights for the College at Brockport, sustainability initiatives include:
 Listed in the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 311 Green College”.
 Recipient of the Rochester Business Journal Environmental Leadership Award for Pollution Prevention.
 Recycling on campus NOW includes all plastics (#1—7). Let’s see how our numbers increase!
 The STARS Survey provides a framework for understanding sustainability in all sec-tors of higher education and enables a meaningful comparison over time and across institutions. More information coming soon!
 The Green House Living Learning Community newly renovated LEED GOLD Thompson Hall! The Liberal Arts Building will strive for LEED-SILVER

BASC gets a green star for the many sustainability initiatives they’ve under-taken over the past year. Events including Campus Sustainability Day, America Recycles Day, Recyclemania, Earth Day and their ‘Get Caught Green Handed’ campaign.
The Barnes and Noble College Bookstore has expanded their textbook rental pro-gram to over 250 titles! Textbooks are also available in digital form and NookStudy, a free download that man-ages the digital textbooks. Less paper = Less waste!
BASC initiated a new pre-consumer com-post program. Partnering with the Grounds Department, BASC composts all pre-consumer food waste from Harrison and Brockway Dining Halls and Seymour Union.
Currently, all disposable products used by Dining Services are eco-friendly. Portion cups have also been eliminated in the dining halls to minimize waste.
Brockway is now trayless and Harrison Dining Hall will be trayless starting fall 2011 in an effort to reduce waste and decrease campus’ carbon footprint. Brockway has reduced its post-consumer refuse by 33.3 % since removing trays in Brockway!
New, faster, shuttle! The Eagle Run will make more frequent stops between park-ing lots and buildings on campus. No need to idle on this campus, take the shut-tle!
The Fast TRAX Bike Borrowing pro-gram , co-sponsored by Residential Life Living Learning Communities, saw in-creased use across campus with more
bikes added to the fleet.
Hertz on Demand goes free! That’s right, get a membership to the Hertz Connects program for free and get going!
Don’t forget your Taxi on Demand pre-paid card.
For more information check out www.basc1.org/
created to focus on sustainability initia-tives. Events on campus included Interna-tional Coastal Cleanup, Campus Sustain-ability Day, America Recycles Day, Re-cyclemania and Earth Day.
Welcome Green House, the Living Learning Commu-nity with a focus on sustainability. Nine-
Recycling in the dorms includes more than just paper, plastics ( #1-7) and glass. Residential Life has paired up with Nike Grind to recycle worn out sneakers and the Preserve Gimme 5 program which recycles plastics with the number 5. These number 5’s are sent to Cortland, NY to be remanufactured into toothbrushes. Way to go Res Life!
Residential Life’s ‘Green Team’ was
teen freshman chose to benefit from this community and by living and learning green! We are awaiting success stories from our second Green House crew.
Finally, move out last spring successfully increased recycling of materials, thereby diverting from landfilling. Clothing, non-perishable foods, electronics and books were a few items recycled.
Go to http://www.brockport.edu/reslife/for more information.
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

EHS is currently developing online train-ing for all hazardous waste and lab man-agement. This will save the cost of train-ing and paper.
EHS funded a pilot program with the Department of Commu-nications to create a sustainability video for campus use.
EHS has the primary oversight of the Manag-ing Environmental Safety and Health System (MESH) for environmental, sustain-able and green aspects of the College.
EHS has led the charge to move forward with the Association for the Advance-ment of Sustainability in Higher Educa-tion’s STARS system. This rating and tracking system will quantify sustainability on campus in areas such as curriculum, facilities and planning and advancement. This will put Brockport on the map, denoting how
sustainable the campus is compared to peers.
Other EHS initiatives include proposing the use of ethanol for campus vehicles and discussing the potential for wind turbines on campus.
More information can be found at www.brockport.edu/ehs

created to focus on sustainability initia-tives. Events on campus included Interna-tional Coastal Cleanup, Campus Sustain-ability Day, America Recycles Day, Re-cyclemania and Earth Day.
Welcome Green House, the Living Learning Commu-nity with a focus on sustainability. Nine-
Recycling in the dorms includes more than just paper, plastics ( #1-7) and glass. Residential Life has paired up with Nike Grind to recycle worn out sneakers and the Preserve Gimme 5 program which recycles plastics with the number 5. These number 5’s are sent to Cortland, NY to be remanufactured into toothbrushes. Way to go Res Life!
Residential Life’s ‘Green Team’ was
teen freshman chose to benefit from this community and by living and learning green! We are awaiting success stories from our second Green House crew.
Finally, move out last spring successfully increased recycling of materials, thereby diverting from landfilling. Clothing, non-perishable foods, electronics and books were a few items recycled.
Go to http://www.brockport.edu/reslife/for more information.

A printing quota was implemented begin-ning fall 2010 to reduce excess printing in the labs and reduce resource usage. Printing was reduced by 45%, the number of jobs was reduced by 39%. Good work!
IT is replacing older, energy inefficient printers with newer printers that print duplex. All lab printers are set to print duplex by default.
IT is running its CRT elimination pro-gram whereby old monitors and equip-ment are exchanged for more energy efficient technology. Imagine how much energy this saves! And all our computers
are recycled by Sunnking Inc, which closes the green loop! Last year the College recycled 27.491 tons of electronics!
Check out www.brockport.edu/lits/technology/technology.php for more information on this and all their programs!
Don’t miss our 2011 Tech Fair
October 12, 2011
10 AM – 4 PM
Seymour College Union Ball-room
Mosher, MS, MPA from Environmental Science and Biology have conducted workshops to create pro-environmental behavior change among students on cam-pus. The behavior change methods are consistent with proven psychological behavior change methodology and indi-cate an increase in pro-environmental behavior by following a routine estab-lished by Desrochers and Mosher.
Are you aware that your personal deci-sions and behavior make an impact on the environment? There are easy decisions that have a known effect . Recycling your plastic water bottle is a given, but did you know that other changes such as turning off the water while you brush your teeth can save gallons of water per day?
Over the past year Marcie Desrochers, PhD from Psychology and Hilary R.
Are you interested in quantifying your behavior? Would you like to see how to be more environmentally friendly? Work-shops will take place in the fall and spring semesters and will be used for research purposes. Please contact Marcie Desrocher at mdesroch@brockport.edu or Hilary R. Mosher hmosher@brockport.edu for more infor-mation. Go Green for Life!
Purchasing and Procurement

Purchasing now requires at least 30% recycled content paper to be used in all copier machines on campus. The College purchased 66,375 lbs of this recycled paper which saved 568 trees!
The Print Shop is available for large print orders. The Print Shop offers speed and is energy and economically efficient!
The campus design and production only offers stock paper that is fully FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.
The Kaleidoscope Alumni Magazine printed 70,000 copies using FSC paper. This saved 19 trees, 13.5 mBTUs, 7,108 gal of water, 16,994 lbs of green gases and 1,176 lbs of solid waste!
Property control has a surplus program to divert equipment and usable materials from landfilling.
Ink toner cartridges are being recycled all across campus in a campaign to increase recycling. All building and residence halls have recycling bins for these items.
For more information on Pur-chasing and Procurement go

Mosher, MS, MPA from Environmental Science and Biology have conducted workshops to create pro-environmental behavior change among students on cam-pus. The behavior change methods are consistent with proven psychological behavior change methodology and indi-cate an increase in pro-environmental behavior by following a routine estab-lished by Desrochers and Mosher.
Are you aware that your personal deci-sions and behavior make an impact on the environment? There are easy decisions that have a known effect . Recycling your plastic water bottle is a given, but did you know that other changes such as turning off the water while you brush your teeth can save gallons of water per day?
Over the past year Marcie Desrochers, PhD from Psychology and Hilary R.
Are you interested in quantifying your behavior? Would you like to see how to be more environmentally friendly? Work-shops will take place in the fall and spring semesters and will be used for research purposes. Please contact Marcie Desrocher at mdesroch@brockport.edu or Hilary R. Mosher hmosher@brockport.edu for more

Thank you from the Chair!
This year has been an exciting one; from LEED Gold, to the STARS survey to the new Green House Living Learn-ing Communities, this community has been busy! I want to thank everyone for the great accomplishments that have been made and highlight just a few:
 International Coastal Cleanup event at Hamlin Beach State Park drew over 120 people who picked up over 300 pounds of debris!
 Green Interns Amber Barmore and Ben Sleeper worked tirelessly with the STARS survey, Campus Sustainability, ECOS and the Sustainability Gathering of Green Colleges. STARS is due February 2012.
 James Cordeiro (BUS) created a Faculty Learning Community called TheSustainability Imperative. Members of this diverse group hail from History to Business to Environmental Science and Biology. Ex-pect great things!
 James Haynes and Hilary R. Mosher (ENV), James Cordeiro (BUS) and Jeff Smith (ITS) presented at CELT on Sustainability in the Curriculum; a modern approach.
 Kathy Groves is working tirelessly with faculty and staff to promote the first ever Green Best Practices workshop to be held in October. For more information visit www.brockport.edu/ccpe


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Name Department Email
BSG President BSGPres@brockport.edu
Mike Andriatch Alumni Affairs and Brockport Foundation mandriat@brockport.edu
Chad Collins Head Grounds Sup, F&P ccollins@brockport.edu
James Cordeiro Business Administration & Economics jcordeir@brockport.edu
Marcie Desrochers Psychology mdesroch@brockport.edu
Colleen Donaldson Director, Grants Development cdonalds@brockport.edu
Elaine Enfonde Graduate Student, ESB eenfo1@brockport.edu
Johnna Frosini Welcome Ctr Parking Srvcs Coord jfrosini@brockport.edu
Katie Grau Student kgrau1@brockport.edu
Sarah Georger Coordinator, LLC, Residential Life sgeorger@brockport.edu
Kim Haines Director, Campus Life khaines@brockport.edu
Jim Haynes Chair, Environmental Sci and Bio jhaynes@brockport.edu
Anna Hintz Marketing Director, BASC ahintz@brockport.edu
Mark Hillman Grounds, F&P mhillman@brockport.edu
Greg Lischke Dir. of Utilities & Energy, F&P glischke@brockport.edu
Sarah Klein Assistant Director of EHS sklein@brockport.edu
Lisa Kifer Welcome Center/Parking Services lkifer@brockport.edu
Rick Lair Dir. of Facilities Maintenance, F&P rlair@brockport.edu
Ricky Loscalzo RA, President of ECOS rlosc1@brockport.edu
Anne Macpherson History amacpher@brockport.edu
Jose Maliekal Assoc Dean, Letters and Sciences jmalieka@brockport.edu
Heidi Melens User Services Specialist, ITS hmelens@brockport.edu
Bryan Monnat BSG Parliamentarian bmonn1@brockport.edu
Gretchen Morith Purchasing gmorith@brockport.edu
Hilary Mosher Environmental Science and Biology hmosher@brockport.edu
Donna Napier Purchasing dnapier@brockport.edu
Mary Jo Orzech Director of Library Services morzech@brockport.edu
Holly Bosley Perry Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies hperry@brockport.edu
Chris Price Director, CELT cprice@brockport.edu
Jeff Smith Dir., Technology Support Services jsmith@brockport.edu
Lou Spiro V.P. Administration and Finance lspiro@brockport.edu
Paul Tankel Assistant Director of Facilities and Planning ptankel@brockport.edu
Dave Turkow Director of EHS dturkow@brockport.edu
Matt Vanderwerf Professional Benefits Mgr, HR mvanderw@brockport.edu
Wendy Vergamini Asst. Dir of Procurement/Payment wvergami@brockport.edu
John Kroeckel Student jkro0721@brockport.edu
Dave Tyler Marketing dtyler@brockport.edu


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability office:
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The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
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The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
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Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Hilary R. Mosher

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Instructional Support

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Under the MESH oversight, coordinator is responsible for increased awareness of sustainability on campus.


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

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