Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.33
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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:

UMBC Climate Action Steering Committee
Consisting of faculty, staff, and students, the Climate Action Steering Committee is charged with advising the President on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by the campus community, to engage the campus community in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to promote and support instruction and research on the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Climate Action Steering Committee Co-Chair:

Lynne Schaefer, Vice President Administration and Finance
Administration and Finance, Administration Bldg , Room 925
lschaefer@umbc.edu
410-455-2939

Climate Action Steering Committee Co-Chair:
Matthew Baker, Professor & Chair
Geography and Environmental Systems, Sondheim Hall 211-A
410-455-3759
mbaker@umbc.edu

Energy Work Group Chair:
Lenn Caron, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Mgmt.
Facilities Management, Room 106A
carlen@umbc.edu
410-455-3260

Transportation Work Group Chair:
Julianne Simpson, Director of Planning
Facilities Management, Room 102G
jsimpson@umbc.edu
410-455-5958
410-455-5058

Research and Education Work Group Chair:
Roy Meyers, Professor, Political Science
Public Policy, Room 318
meyers@umbc.edu
410-455-2196

Waste Reduction and Recycling Work Group Chair:
Charlie Hogan, Manager of Landscape and Grounds, Facilities Management
Grounds Shop, Facilities Management
hogan@umbc.edu
410-455-2283


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 UMBC Sustainability Office supports and advances environmental performance, economic prosperity, and social equality through a variety of initiatives. The staff (Asst. Director and Coordinator) facilitates the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices and curricula for the campus community, and measures and reports performance.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Ryan Kmetz, Asst. Dir. Sustainability | Kayla Hickman, Sustainability Coordinator

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:

In the fall of 2019, the UMBC Climate Action Steering Committee revised the 2007 Climate Action Plan and adopted a more aggressive carbon-neutral timeline.


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