Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.76
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Transylvania University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Angela Poe
Sustainability Director
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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:

The office functions as the hub of campus-related sustainability activities and initiatives. The office serves to engage students, faculty & staff in sustainability efforts through campaigns and programs, and spearheads administrative efforts on sustainability-related planning and policies. The sustainability office also serves as a sustainability liaison to the community, serving on various committees and supporting community efforts and events.

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:

The Green Revolving Loan Fund Committee: selects sustainability-related projects that will have a payback - funded programmable thermostats in several administrative and academic buildings; funded Big Ass Fans for the performance gym

The transportation committee: explores transportation-related issues on campus, makes recommendations aimed at reducing the number of cars and improving alternative transportation options - after a year of engagement with the student body, recommended increased parking prices and submitted an alternative transportation proposal to the President

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

Green Revolving Loan Fund
Angela Poe, staff
Norman Mudd, staff
Darrell Banks/Charlie Redmon, staff
Simonetta Cochis, faculty
James Wagner, faculty
Drew Cunningham, student
Adrianne Tarpey, student

Quentin Becker, student
Patrick Moore, student
Claire Gardner, student
Eric Ramsey, staff
Sarah Guinn, staff
Ashley Hinton, staff
Ashley Gutshall, staff
David Barnett, staff
Gregg Muravchick, staff
Tyler Baker, student
Zach Maughmer, student
Angela Poe, staff

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:

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:
Angela Poe

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Sustainability Director will develop, coordinate and administer programs promoting sustainability among all Transylvania constituencies; advise on policies and operations; and assess and benchmark sustainability efforts.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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