Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.50
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of California, Merced
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Breeana Sylvas
Assistant Director
Sustainability
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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 Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability keeps the campus informed on issues of sustainability and promotes collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and students. The group identifies important, specific sustainability related activities to achieve and report campus accomplishments.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Abraham Cereno - Associate Director The Catcard
Aparupa Sengupta - Biosafety Officer EH&S
Allajah Wheatley - Zero Waste Coordinator
Bavneet Kaur - Assistant Director Basic Needs
Breeana Sylvas - Assistant Director Sustainability
Charah Coleman - Financial Wellness Coordinator
Colleen Naughton - Assistant Professor Environmental Engineering
Desirea Monahan - Administrative Officer
De Ette Silbaugh – Lecturer
Deseret Weeks - PH.D Graduate Student
Erin Meyer - Sustainable Food Programs Coordinator
Guillermo Ortiz - Sustainability and Diversity Educational Program Manager
Jasmeet Singh - EH&S Specialist
John Newton - EXCEL! Coordinator
Lori Callaway - Equipment Manager
Lynn Sullivan - Lecturer
Mark Maxwell – Director of Sustainability
Michael Dawson – Faculty Advisory Committee, Chair
Mal Donohue - Director, EH&S
Min Jiang – Project Director, Facilities
Martin Reed - Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life & Residence Education
Meagan Torres - Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Phillip Woods - Director of Physical & Environmental Planning
Rachel Hadley - Senior Compliance Analyst
Sarah Kurtz – Professor
Thomas Hothem - Lecturer
Valerie Laquindanum – Energize Colleges Coordinator
Patrick Lenz – Interim Vice Chancellor Chief Operating Officer
Karin Groth – Director Transportation Services


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The campus established the Office of Sustainability in 2016 that consists of the Director of Sustainability, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Diversity Educational Program Manager and Zero Waste Coordinator


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Mark Maxwell, Director of Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Accomplishments associated with UC Merced Sustainability include:

1. UC Merced achieving Carbon Neutrality
2. The Chancellors Advisory Committee supported and members participated in the JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diveristy, Inclusion) Climate Resilience Workshop
3. Call for Sustainability Action initiative which is a campus effort that communicates immediate priorities that our campus community should take to increase sustainability efforts.


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