Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Rosangelica Rodriguez
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
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Trinity College (CT)
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rosangelica Rodriguez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

The committee was created to push forward environmental sustainability a part of Trinity's strategic plan. They were tasked with hiring a sustainability coordinator and later serve as a guiding voice for sustainability projects in our campus.


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

Co-Chairs:
Dan J. Hitchell, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Christoph Geiss, Professor of Physics and Environmental Science

Members:
Tom Fusciello, Assistant Vice President, Construction, Facilities and Operations
Thomas M. Wickman, Associate Professor of History and American Studies
Katelyn D. Rice, Marketing Director
Joe Barber, Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement
Rosangelica Rodriguez, Sustainability Coordinator
Joshua Greenwood, Energy Manager
Trinna T. Larsen, Class of 2020
Alexis M. Zanger, Class of 2019
Myles D. Little, Class of 2021


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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Rosangelica Rodriguez, Sustainability Coordinator

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:

The committee hired the first sustainability coordinator for the campus. The sustainability coordinator was first tasked with creating a recycling bin inventory and a water fountain inventory. These led to a series of suggestion brought to the sustainability committee that promoted a sustainable campus. Some of the suggestions and projects that are underway are increasing the number of water bottle filling stations to reduce the purchasing of bottled water, educating students on single stream recycling and upgrading recycling bin lids. We have also successfully launched a new composting program. Our old program involved students taking food scraps to a local community garden for composting. In our new program we partnered with Blue Earth compost,a local compost hauling company. Through this partnership we can compost all food waste from the dining halls and all Green-ware products used.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

- Keep track of all sustainable initiatives to foster collaboration among groups on campus.
- Communicate the College’s sustainability efforts to the greater community.
- Maintains informational resources on sustainability.
- Works with food service, facilities, and other vendors on sustainable initiatives.
- Works with the Summit Planning Committee on Sustainability in order to devise campus-wide strategic plans to help reach the goals of the Presidents Climate Commitment.
- Monitor the College’s energy consumption and waste production, facilitates the collection of data, and maintains records for access by members of the College community.
- Research and prepare applications for grants and other financial opportunities related to energy and sustainability.
- Participate in the College’s curriculum if requested by faculty.
- Work with outside regulatory agencies.
- Develop achievable sustainability bench marks


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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