|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 3, 2012|
University of Kentucky
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination
|3.00 / 3.00||
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 Sustainability Advisory Committee has been charged by the President to:
1.Define, develop and recommend for adoption a university "Statement on Sustainability Policy and Principles".
Completed January 2009.
2.Develop an annual set of committee goals and planned actions designed to further promote and advance an institutional culture of sustainability.
3.Publicize and communicate current university sustainability initiatives to the university community.
4.Assess the completeness and progress of university sustainability efforts as compared to national benchmark institutions. Conduct an annual review of University of Kentucky operations in terms of sustainability; develop indicators to measure progress and make suggestions and recommendations for improvements.
5.Produce an annual report of active university sustainability efforts and activities in the areas of business operations, education, research and community engagement.
6.Conduct and promote campus events, workshops, showcases, exhibits and symposia focused on enhancing sustainability efforts and practices so as to more fully engage students, faculty and staff in this topic.
7.Promote and encourage sustainable best practices in university facility planning, design, and construction.
8.Prepare a guidance plan (including goals and action items) on how the university can achieve a reduction in campus greenhouse gas emissions and seek to become more climate neutral.
9.Create and appoint such technical advisory task forces and committees as may be appropriate to advise the committee and to foster increased opportunities for campus community involvement and input.
Members of the committee, including affiliations:
•Two members from university business operations:
◦Bob Wiseman, VP Facilities Management
◦Stuart Kearns, Parking and Transportation Services
•Two faculty members:
◦Dr. Ernest Yanarella, Political Science
◦Dr. Lee Meyer, Agricultural Economics
•Two student members:
◦Robert Kahne, Masters in Public Policy 2011
•One member from the College of Agriculture:
◦Dr. Mark Williams(Co-Chair), Horticulture
•One member from Student Affairs:
◦Dr. Larry Crouch, VP
•One member representing the university research mission:
◦Courtney Fisk, Center for Applied Energy Research
•One member from the Lexington Community:
•Two at Large:
◦Carol Hanley,(Co-Chair), Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
◦Elizabeth Baker, Planning, Budget, and Policy Analysis
•Sustainability Coordinator (Ex Officio): Shane Tedder
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 Office of Sustainability was created in the fall of 2009 and reports directly to the Vice President for Facilities Management. The office currently consists of one staff member, Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder. The Sustainability Coordinator also receives directives from the President's Sustainability Advisory Committee and input from students, faculty and staff.
The primary goal of the new office is to promote an institutional culture of sustainability on the campus of the University of Kentucky. This goal is to be achieved by:
Working with the President's Sustainability Advisory Committee and other stakeholders to implement the
Developing programs and partnerships that strengthen the University's commitments to environmental stewardship, social justice, and economic vitality.
Communicating all of the on-going sustainability-related projects on campus.
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:
Sustainability coordinator's position title:
A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
Develop and implement comprehensive campus-wide initiatives and programs that promote sustainability including sustainability plans, policies and specific resource conservation strategies. Develop and distribute resources for education and outreach related to sustainability. Track sustainability metrics.
The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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