Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.05
Liaison Katherine Spector
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jonathan Mills
Administrator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
From 2012 Climate Action Plan, the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics includes: Develop a speaker series to engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in sustainability; Increase emphasis on sustainability in courses, internships, co-op opportunities to improve sustainability literacy of graduates; Develop assessment procedures for sustainability literacy; Facilitate community learning opportunities and programs.

Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
From 2012 Climate Action Plan, the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement includes: Develop programs to promote health and safety of the college community; Partnering with local and regional officials to build consensus and make sustainability initiatives a reality; Develop means to communicate with the community, announce events, and celebrate successes; Regional Transportation: Completed Transportation Demand Management Study in September 2022

Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:
From 2012 Climate Action Plan, the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations includes: Install demand controlled ventilation systems for academic buildings; Replace standard efficiency motors with premium efficiency motors in HVAC systems; Install lighting occupancy sensors in buildings; Replace shower heads in dorms with low flow fixtures; Complete re-evaluation of GHG reduction opportunities.

Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:
From the 2017-2022 Strategic Diversity and Inclusion plan, the measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion include: Goal 1 - Ensure the campus commitment to diversity and inclusion is clear, transparent and evident at the highest levels of the institution and throughout every office and department. Goal 2 - Increase diversity in the SUNY Oswego student body that is representative of the diversity present in SUNY and within the State of New York. Goal 3 - Increase the retention and completion rates of all students while paying close attention to students from underrepresented populations. Goal 4 - Create an inclusive environment that promotes the recruitment and retention of diverse campus administrators, faculty and staff. Goal 5 - Improve the campus climate for all students, faculty and staff. Goal 6 - Create community partnerships that will serve as resources and support the needs of culturally diverse students and employees. Goal 7 - Develop an evaluation component to ensure that the campus is meeting its diversity and inclusion commitments and that activities designed within the overall plan are achieving their intended outcomes.

Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
The institution's Tomorrow Plan stipulates five impacts that lay the foundation of what our work at SUNY Oswego means. Impact Four: Our institution is highly effective and sustainable - Affirms the institution conducts practices that enable natural resources and the environment to be responsibly and proactively stewarded and protected.

The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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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 ---
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability ---
SDG Accord Yes
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 ---
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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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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