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Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 17, 2011
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The New School
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Gwen Kilvert
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

The New School's Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) was formed after President Bob Kerrey signed the ACUPCC. The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, an alumnus and both graduate and undergraduate students. The objective of the SAC is to steer the university towards becoming more sustainable and lead the development and execution of the Climate Action Plan.

Today, SAC is a vital group of 20 people representing five of the eight schools and critical administrative departments such as the Registrar’s Office, IT, Student Housing and Residence Life, Business Operations Services, and Human Resources, as well as an alumnus and members of student organizations such as ReNew School, the Urban Forestry Club, and Net Impact.

MISSION STATEMENT

A steering committee made up of staff, faculty, alumni and students, under the Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management, tasked with informing institutional best practices that will reduce environmental impacts, engage the community to be stewards of the environment and evolve curriculum to meet the demands of the careers of the future.

Working groups were created within the committee to focus on specific areas of practice and encourage more collaboration among members between monthly meetings:
−−Energy Working Group
−−Education and Research Working Group
−−Purchasing Working Group
−−Administration Working Group
−−Communications Working Group
--Green Housing -- to be established in 2011-12


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

FY11 Sustainability Advisory Committee members:
Gwen Kilvert, Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
Marla Appelbaum, Design and Construction
Vanessa Harmon, Development Office
PJ (Patrick) Moriarty, IT
Michael Joy, Design and Construction
Ace McNamara, Student - Lang, ReNew School
Joel Stoehr, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons
Andrew Hathaway, Parsons Alum, Director, Sustainability Consulting, Steven Winter Assoc.
Cameron Tonkinwise, Faculty - School of Design Strategies, Parsons
Timo Rissanen, Faculty - School of Fashion, Parsons
Alisa Baynes, Student Housing and Residence Life, Student Services
John Clinton, Faculty - Milano
Sophie Plitt, Student - Lang, ReNew School, Urban Forestry Club
Timon McPhearson, Faculty - Tishman Environment and Design Center
Jaime Kozyra, Registrar's Office
Joshua Cohen, Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
Sonia Salas, NSSR
Ed Verdi, Business Operations Services
Heather Campanelli, Mannes
Lenny Zeiger, Student Housing
Nick Krebs, Office of Student Development
Miguel Roman, Human Resources,
Heather Zanoni, Student - Milano, Net Impact
Jennifer Terry, Student - Milano, Milano Sustainability Group
Maria Elena Grant, Communications & External Affairs


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
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Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Office for Sustainability is housed in Design, Construction and Facilities Management. This office manages the institution's environmental impact mitigation planning, public environmental commitments and outreach and communications around issues of sustainability.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
2

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
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Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Gwen Kilvert

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management implements strategies to reduce the The New School's environmental impacts and manages all public environmental commitments. Collaborating with faculty to expand sustainability in curriculum and research is a component of this role as well. This coordinator chairs the Sustainability Advisory Committee and serves on the Dining Services Committee as well as the Parsons Sustainability Committee.


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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