Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Feuerstein
Director of Communications
Communications
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The Land & Energy Committee is a clearinghouse for information on projects, which affect the physical plant and land use on Sterling College property. The Committee serves as a forum for discussing facilities and land use planning, budgeting, and long-range issues.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

The Land & Energy Committee is a clearinghouse for information on projects, which affect the physical plant and land use on Sterling College property. The Committee serves as a forum for discussing facilities and land use planning, budgeting, and long-range issues.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Adrian Owens (faculty)
Farley Brown (faculty)
Gwyneth Harris (staff)
Kelly Jones (staff)
Klaus DeBoer (student)


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
0

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Rohit Fenn, Sustainability Tracking Analyst

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Work with a large number of stakeholders across the community to assess and report on our sustainability efforts in the format provided by AASHE (American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education). The job will primarily focus on reporting to AASHE in time for our results to be sent to Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Guide to Colleges.
Interview faculty and staff to learn about current sustainability initiatives
Meet with stakeholders (Lands & Energy committee, student groups, other work positions) to design better tracking processes
Advise the Director of Communications on formalizing partnerships and publishing results on the Sterling College website
Calculate energy output, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gas emissions for the campus


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:
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The Sustainability Tracking Analyst is a Work College position.

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