Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
The UCCS Sustainability Committee promotes, educates, and monitors all aspects of sustainability on campus. This committee reports to the Faculty Assembly, which is part of the formal campus governance structure. For the current academic year, The committee is divided into into three working groups: 1.Campus Greening: This group works to green the campus infrastructure, with a particular focus on energy conservation and efficiency. 2.Food: The food group works to bring more sustainable food and food services to the campus. This year, the group is working to expand and improve the student-run campus garden and collaborating with Sodexo (the campus food services provider) to add locally grown food to the menu and promote better eating habits to students and faculty. 3.Curriculum: An education group which works with both students and faculty to educate the entire UCCS community in sustainability topics. Current projects include an upcoming "Sustainability and Community" theme for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a sustainability-themed all-campus reads.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:
Tom Huber, Chair, faculty, Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) Linda Kogan, staff Sustainability Director Kevin Gilford, Graduate Student, Sustainability Office Carole Huber, faculty, GES Julie Albertson, faculty, Engineering Chris Frakes, faculty, Philosophy Daphne Greenwood, faculty, Economics David Havlick, faculty, GES Janel Owens, faculty, Chemistry Kalee Ricks, student Kimbra Smith, faculty, Anthropology Nanna Meyer, faculty, Nursing and Health Sciences Rob Dougherty, staff, Facilities Plant Director Sally von Breton, faculty, Business Scooter Wadsworth, student Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, faculty, Business

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

Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:
The UCCS Office of Sustainability unites the efforts of faculty, staff and students to support development and lifestyles on campus and in the community that sustain natural resources and protect the environment, ultimately ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs too.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Linda Kogan

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Director

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
The Sustainability Director manages the Office of Sustainability, including a staff of four student employees, and directs campus sustainability policies, programs and practices. As well, the director engages and collaborates with a number of organizations in the community to promote and increase sustainability. Additionally, she works with the Facilities Services Department to manage energy performance funds, develop conservation campaigns, advocate for high performance buildings in new construction, and direct the recycling and waste program.

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