Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.17
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date July 26, 2022

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-Chairs:

Kathy Detloff, Vice President of Administration and Finance
Lenn Caron, Associate Vice President, Facilities Mgmt.

Academics, Engagement, and Outreach Work Group Chair
Maggie Holland, Professor GES

Climate Resilience Work Group Chair:
Ryan Kmetz, Director of Sustainability

Energy Work Group Chair:
Shawn Blum, Energy Manager

Transportation Work Group Chair:
Chuck Boddy, Director of Parking

Waste Reduction and Recycling Work Group Chair:
Charlie Hogan, Manager of Landscape and Grounds,


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, Dir. of Sustainability | Claire Runquist, 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:

The UMBC Sustainability Office has accomplished the following:
- Won MD Department of the Environment's 2021 Green Registry Sustainability Leadership Award
- Speaker at Second Nature’s 2021 Climate Action Pursuit about the connections between Environmental Social Justice and Climate Resilience
-Launched a Green Labs Progam
-Published in the Journal of Sustainability Education


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