Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Camille Kirk
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
No

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

n/a


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

n/a


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 of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) was created in 2008, as part of a commitment to making sustainability an integral and strategic aspect of UC Davis' future.

ESS develops, leads and coordinates sustainability efforts throughout the UC Davis campus. Staff members create strategies and plans to improve campus operations, work to implement the UC Office of the President's sustainability policy, establish sustainability metrics for UC Davis, and inspire the community to work toward a sustainable future.

The office also participates in the planning and design of campus development projects, reviews the environmental impacts of these projects, formulates mitigation measures for potential impacts and oversees an ongoing mitigation monitoring program.

The office includes the Waste Reduction and Recycling program, which has a lead role in helping promote, coordinate and report recycling and other waste reduction efforts on campus aimed at reaching the University of California goal of zero waste by 2020.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
5

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Sid England

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Dr. Sid England directs the ESS group. Among many leadership efforts, Dr. England is involved with making UC Davis West Village a zero net energy community, addressing regional water supply and management matters and coordinating campus energy efficiency initiatives. He has also served on the city of Davis' Climate Action Team.


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

While the campus does not have an overarching sustainability committee, it has several topically focused committees, including ones that address sustainable food systems, integrated waste management and zero waste planning, the smart lighting initiative, and long-term heating and cooling system energy use reduction planning.

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