Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Dan DeZarn
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Geneseo
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 4.00 Dan Dezarn
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

The Geneseo 2021 Strategic Plan is an all-encompassing plan that strives to uphold SUNY Geneseo's ideals regarding curriculum, transformational learning experiences, and co-curricular life. The plan takes into account SUNY Geneseo's 5 core values, one of which is sustainability. The President's Commission on Sustainability focuses on ways to accomplish the 2021 Plan with a focus on all three pillars of sustainability.


A copy of the strategic plan:
The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
No

A copy of the climate action plan:
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The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
No

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Plan as a whole addresses curriculum management as well as academic advisement/planning. There are no specific objectives involving both sustainability and Curriculum objectives, but the Curriculum objectives in the plan must fall under all five values, one of which is sustainability. Previously, surveys have been sent out to gage sustainability courses.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:

The Plan as a whole addresses research in regard to curriculum. There are no specific objectives involving both sustainability and Research objectives, but the Research objectives in the plan must fall under all five values, one of which is sustainability. Previously, surveys have been sent out to gage sustainability research on campus.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 4 (Resilience and Sustainability) Objective 2: "Enhance and promote sustainable practices in all divisions and programs." "Divisions" in this statement is includes the Division of Student and Campus Life.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 3 (Advancing the Public Good) Objective 3E: "Share Campus Expertise in sustainability (e.g. eGarden) with local community." This involves engaging the public in sustainability practices.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 4 (Resilience and Sustainability) Objective 3: "Maintain and redesign facilities as possible to create effective learning outcomes". This involves continuing to renovate buildings that comply with LEED standards, remodeling the library, and renovating residence halls to become more sustainable.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 3 (Advancing the Public Good) Objective 3D: "Increase local partnerships between CAS food services and local farms." This involves promoting SUNY Geneseo and CAS' visibility regarding sustainability and eating local foods producing by farms in the surrounding NYS area.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 4 (Resilience and Sustainability) Objective 2A: "Promote green practices -- fundamental commitments to reduce our carbon footprint." This in inclusive to address Grounds.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 4 (Resilience and Sustainability) Objective 2: "Enhance and promote sustainable practices in all divisions and programs." This involves promoting "green practices" around campus to reduce carbon footprint, including in regard to Waste Management.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 4 (Resilience and Sustainability) Objective 4: "Develop blended and diversified funding strategies".


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Focus Area 4 (Resilience and Sustainability) Objective 4A: "Establish a sustainable financial plan that includes increased private financing, new revenue streams and responsible stewardship of existing resources"


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):

The definition of Sustainability, as found in the 2021 Strategic Plan:
"Sustainability: a requisite foundation of individual, institutional and societal resilience (“when we build, ... we build for ever”). We see our residential academic community as one that nurtures individual resilience. Institutionally, we aim to sustain the reputation of the College for quality education; to build financial sustainability, in order to have the means to fulfill our expectations and achieve our aims; and to sustain and renew the College’s physical assets. We also hope to be an exemplar of environmental sustainability."


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact Yes
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

SUNY Geneseo is a part of Second Nature's Carbon Commitment (formerly known as ACUPCC) as well as the UN Global Compact.


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