Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.04
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kathleen Grady
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Sustainability Ambassadors: The university has a council of sustainability ambassadors for each campus. This group meets once a month to develop strategies on advancing sustainability on campus. The ambassadors are responsible for communicating initiatives on sustainability to their constituent groups, offering advice and insight, reporting problems or best practices that they see and generally being a resource on sustainability at the local level (http://sustainability.temple.edu/ambassadors).

The university also has a Climate Leadership Working Group, with subcommittees on Energy, Operations, Resiliency, Academics, Culture and Design.


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

See the below link, which has a list of all of the ambassadors and their affiliations.
Tiffenia Archie, Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL)
William Bergman, Office of the President
Kurt Bresser, Office of Facilities Management
Marissa Cloutier, College of Public Health
Jacek Ghosh, Sustainable Education, University College
Kathleen Grady, Office of Sustainability
Joy De Jesus, Office of the EVP & COO
John Johnson, Service Operations
Emily Logan, Graduate Student, Fox School of Business
TJ Logan, Housing and Residential Life
Greg Lupinski, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
Sarah Powell, Office of Emergency Management
Jonathan Reiter, Office of the EVP & COO
Andy Riccardi, Health Sciences Center
Christina Rosan, College of Liberal Arts
Rominder Suri, College of Engineering
James Templeton, Project Delivery Group
Laura Toran, College of Science and Technology
Aaron Weckstein, Undergraduate Student, CLA
Kate Wingert Playdon, Tyler School of Art


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Temple University’s Office of Sustainability is responsible for advancing sustainable academic initiatives and research, creating a sustainable campus environment and culture, and improving outreach and engagement on sustainability issues.

The Provost also has a Director of Sustainability Education who focuses specifically on education initiatives.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Kathleen Grady

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Temple University has an Office of Sustainability. The Office produces an annual report which summarizes sustainability initiatives each academic year. Those reports are publicly available here: http://sustainability.temple.edu/about-us/annual-report. The Sustainability Ambassadors meet monthly during the academic year.


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