Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
3.25 / 4.00 Rachel Kornhauser
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:

To support its mission and achieve its vision, the College included sustainability as one of it's 6 core pillars that strategic planning was assessed and framed around. The original sustainability goal is below:

Sustainability: Promote individual and collective responsibility for the continued well-being of the College, community, and environment by encouraging educational initiatives, environmental protections, and fiscal responsibility.


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)? :
Yes

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
Yes

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

In Curriculum section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Increase faculty sustainability awareness, literacy and dialogue.
Objective 1: Develop faculty awareness about the value of sustainability at SUNY Oneonta and in higher education.
Objective 2: Support and increase the number of faculty with training and expertise in sustainability teaching and scholarship.

Goal 2: Increase student sustainability awareness, literacy, dialogue and engagement.
Objective 1: Develop methods to measure student sustainability literacy.
Objective 2: Promote sustainability-focused internships, field experiences and work-related opportunities.
Objective 3: Promote sustainability study abroad and study away opportunities.

Goal 3: Enhance and integrate sustainability into the curriculum, where applicable.
Objective 1: Establish campus-wide sustainability learning outcomes.
Objective 2: Identify and designate courses that integrate sustainability topics with any degree of emphasis/depth.
Objective 3: Integrate sustainability into courses offered by the Office of Continuing Education.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
Yes

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

In Curriculum section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1, Objective 3:Encourage and support research and creative activity that incorporate sustainability.
Goal 2, Objective 4: Promote student research and creative activity that includes sustainability components.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
Yes

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

In Co-Curricular and Engagement section of the Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Strengthen the awareness of sustainability initiatives across campus.
Objective 1: Integrate sustainability into the Residential Life experience.
Objective 2: Encourage a wide audience to participate in sustainability initiatives both on and off campus.

Goal 2: Increase the recognition of and opportunities for student sustainability leaders on campus.
Objective 1: Create new leadership opportunities on campus to highlight sustainability achievements.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
Yes

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

In Co-Curricular and Engagement section of the Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 3: Create and enhance regional partnerships to support community service and service learning opportunities in sustainability.
Objective 1: Integrate sustainability into the Center for Social Responsibility and Community.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

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

In Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 1: Strategically establish and plan sustainability initiatives in long-term facilities projects.
• Action 1: Update the 20013 Greenhouse Gas Inventory and incorporate into a revised Climate Action Plan


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:

In the Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 2: Integrate sustainable design practices into building design.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

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

In the Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 2: Integrate sustainable design practices into building design.
Action 2: Develop an Energy Roadmap to comply with SUNY and/or state recommendations..


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
Yes

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

In Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 8: Support and expand sustainability initiatives in dining services.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
Yes

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

In Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 1: Strategically establish and plan sustainability initiatives in long-term facilities projects.
Action 4: Continue and expand initiatives specific to sustainable landscape management (e.g., support biodiversity, minimize use of toxic chemicals, promote soil stewardship, etc.).


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
Yes

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

In the Planning and Administration section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Establish and maintain effective sustainability leadership specific to policies and procedures.
Objective 1: Support existing and new sustainability initiatives in procurement and operations that create an awareness of the impact of our everyday actions on the environment and provide sustainable alternative solutions.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

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

In Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 3: Continue and expand sustainability initiatives within the transportation sector.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

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

In Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 4: Reduce the amount of waste produced on campus.
Objective 5: Increase the amount of recyclables collected on campus.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
Yes

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

In Operations section of Sustainability Master Plan:

Goal 1: Plan, design, operate and maintain the campus in a way that reduces the consumption of natural resources.
Objective 1: Strategically establish and plan sustainability initiatives in long-term facilities projects.
Action 3: Continue and expand initiatives specific to water conservation, water reuse and stormwater runoff.


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:
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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:
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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):
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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 ---
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Objectives were listed from the Sustainability Master Plan if available since this plan is more recent than the Greening the Curriculum portion of the Strategic Plan. Objectives listed may be a sampling and not a complete list.

The Sustainability Master Plan will be posted on the Office of Sustainability website (oneonta.edu/sustainability) during the summer.

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