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Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Joseph Abraham
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 Presidents Advisory Council on Environmental Sustainability was established in October 2010 as part of a larger reorganization of UA Campus Sustainability. the Council provides comprehensive guidance and advice to the President on high-level issues regarding the University of Arizona’s leadership in environmental sustainability as it pertains to campus design, student engagement, operations, education, research, and outreach.

The Council is also responsible for the following:

-Identifying university-wide sustainability priorities, and establishing short and long-term goals and working groups to accomplish goals.
-Working with a separate UA Green Fund Committee to align the Committee’s project funding decisions with the university-wide sustainability priorities identified by the Council.
-Advising a university-wide Office of Sustainability to execute and successfully accomplish projects and programs aligned with the priorities and short- and long-term goals identified by the Council.
-Gathering information and feedback from the University community


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Co-Chairs:
Robert Smith, Senior Associate Vice President, Business Affairs
Jan Cervelli, Dean, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Admininstration:
Robert, Smith, Senior Associate Vice President, Business Affairs
James Van Arsdel, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Kate Jensen, Assistant Vice President, External Relations
Andrew Comrie, Assistant Vice President, Research
Joe Abraham, Director, UA Office of Sustainability

Academic Units:
Jan Cervelli, Dean, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Jeff Goldberg, Dean, College of Engineering
Joaquin Ruiz, Dean, College of Science
Jonathan Overpeck, Institute of the Environment

Employees:
Sabrina Helm, Petsmart Associate Professor, Retailing & Consumer Sciences
Jackie Moxley, Coordinator, UA Water Sustainability Program
Bill Davidson, Marketing Specialist, UA Parking & Transportation Services

Students:
Roeland Hancock, President, Graduate Professional Student Council
Katherine Weingartner,Associated Students of the University of Arizona
Alex Harris, Chair, UA Green Fund Committee

Community Representatives:
John Wesley Miller, Owner, John Wesley Miller Companies
Paul Bonavia, Chairman, President & CEO, Unisource Energy Corporation


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

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability was established in October 2010 as part of a larger reorganization of UA Campus Sustainability to improve the coordination of environmental sustainability programs across the university. The Office coordinates students, faculty and staff to ensure the University of Arizona is a top-ranked institution among its peers for leadership in environmental sustainability as it pertains to campus design, student engagement, operations, education, research, and outreach.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
4

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Joe Abraham

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director, Office of Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director of the Office of Sustainability is responsible for coordinating efforts between the departments of the University of Arizona. The Director reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs and President's Advisory Council on Environmental Sustainability. In addition to serving in an administrative role, the Director serves as a central spokesman for the University on subjects of sustainability on behalf of the campus as a whole.


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

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