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Stony Brook University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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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?:

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

Some of the accomplishments achievements include adhering to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, agreeing to the energy policy act of the United States Department of Energy, and strictly following of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (DERA) of the Environmental Protection Agency. Some of these commitments have been followed through by implementing more energy efficient lighting systems in some buildings, using solar panels, constructing LEED certified buildings and using more fuel efficient vehicles.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

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

Civic Engagement Committee
• Mission Statement: The Civic Engagement Committee strives to promote civility based initiatives on campus, such as blood drives, Food Day, 'Tis The Season fundraising initiatives and Recyclemania. The committee collaborates with departments across campus to ensure that students have the opportunity to give back to the campus, local and global communities. The committee raises awareness of sustainable practices and provides opportunities for students to get involved with fundraising events and blood drives.

University Environment Committee
• Mission Statement: This Committee shall examine all aspects of the university environment, including but not limited to conservation of natural areas, ecological preserves, and historic sites and artifacts; transportation; parking issues; infrastructure; facilities planning; human health issues; safety and security; energy efficiency; recycling; waste management; and general appearance of all university locations. It will consult with and advise the Vice President for Facilities and Services and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Sustainability Task Force
• Mission Statement: The Task Force is a group faculty, staff, affiliates and students who meet throughout the academic year to discuss sustainability at Stony Brook University. The Task Force serves to unite the Universities sustainability initiatives, communicate best practices and allow for attendees to learn of University-wide initiatives.

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

University Environment Committee
• Members:
1. John Murray: CommitteeChair
- Associate Professor: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
2. Nick Koridis: Recording Secretary
- Space Inventory Coordinator in the Office of Capital Planning
3. John Robinson: Social and Behavioral Sciences Representative
- Professor of Integrative Neuroscience
4. Jennifer Anderson: Social and Behavioral Sciences Representative
- Associate Professor in the History Department
5. Dimitri Tsybychev: Natural Sciences Representative
- Professor of Theoretical Particle and Nuclear Physics
6. Malcolm Bowman: Natural Sciences Representative
- Professor of Physical Oceanography
7. Darren Chase: Library Representative
- Associate Librarian
8. Paul Siegel: College of Engineering Representative
- Director of Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)
9. Eric Lamberg: Health Sciences Center Representative
- Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
10. Teri Tiso: Health Sciences Center Representative
- Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
11. Regina Lento: Professionals Representative
- Facilities Design
12. Kerri Mahoney: Undergraduate Student Representative
- Vice President of Clubs & Orgs
13. Colleen Cheslack: Undergraduate Student Representative
- Sophomore Class Representative

Sustainability task force
• Members:
1. Tom Lanzilotta
- Utilities and Power Plants
2. Greg Monaco
- Office of Sustainability
3. Connell Friel
- Custodial and Recycling
4. Alaina Claeson
- Planting
5. Joe Russell
- Utilities and Power Plants
6. James Ambroise
- Transit and Parking
7. David McAvoy
- Transit and Parking
8. George Volz
- Transit and Parking
9. David Ecker
- Division of Information Technology
10. John Sparano
- Campus Residencies
11. Manny Cortes
- Campus Residencies
12. Harold smith
- Medicine
13. Kamazima Lwiza
- Marine Science
14. Ginny Clancy
- Sustainability Studies

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?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Stony Brook University Office of Sustainability works as a proponent for positive change by partnering with the university community to help develop a sustainable culture. The office serves as a resource for best practices of sustainable solutions that look to increase operating efficiently, promotes environmental awareness and conserves resources.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Greg Monaco: Sustainability Coordinator; Kupenda Palmer: Project Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Greg Monaco: Maintains Stony Brook’s new Bike Share program, interacts with the student EcoLeader Program, works with student employees to design and produce the Sustainability Brook newsletter and applies for award applications that have earned honors for the Office of Sustainability.

Kupenda Palmer: Liaison to other departments on campus. Organizes events to spread sustainability outreach.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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