Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.33
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2013
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State University of New York at Oneonta
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Hannah Morgan
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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 :

This group will oversee and advocate for the sustainability-related initiatives put forth in the college's strategic plan. More specifically, the group is charged with the following:

To advise and make recommendations to the president on issues and concerns having to do with sustainability in the curriculum, co-curricular activities, and other educational activities on this campus;
To advise and make recommendations to the president on issues and concerns having to do with improving sustainability in the operations, facilities and grounds of this college;
To identify opportunities to increase collaboration with the local community, other local institutions, and other campuses in the SUNY system; and
To help communicate the goals and outcomes of sustainability initiatives to the campus and wider communities of this region.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Dr. Tracy Allen, Associate Professor and chair of the Geography Department
Ms. Leslie Craigmyle, Manager of Marketing and Customer Relations, OAS
Ms. Christine Edwards, Associate Director, Residential Life
Dr. Kathryn Finin, Associate Professor, English Department
Dr. Joshua Frye, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts Department
Dr. Tom Horvath, Professor, Biology Department
Dr. Gina Keel, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
Dr. Genevieve Marchand, Assistant Professor, Physical Education Department
Dr. James Mills, Assoc. Prof, Geography and director of the Env. Sciences Program,
Heather Beach, Sr. Assistant Librarian, Milne Library
Charlene Christie, Associate Professor, Psychology
Mr. Scott Barton, Facilities Program Coordinator , Facilities and Planning
Alex Lyakhov, student
Laura Arias, student
Emily Davidson, student

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 Office of Sustainability is working to coordinate energy and waste reduction initiatives on campus. With an annual energy budget of $3.7 million, the College has both financial and environmental incentives to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel, a finite resource. The College is targeting both energy efficiency projects through technology advances as well as energy reduction initiatives through behavioral changes. On campus, sustainability efforts are supported at every level of the College and are driven by the students, facilities and Oneonta Auxiliary Services (OAS).

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:
Hannah K. Morgan

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Strategic Sustainability Initiatives 2012-2013:

Develop a campus-wide recycling program.

Reduce the amount of energy consumed at the College.

Execute the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System report for the College.

Create a culture of sustainability on campus and engage the student body in sustainability initiatives.

Manage the Student Sustainability Fund.

Assess which types of renewable energy systems would be economically and operationally feasible to install at SUNY Oneonta.

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

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