Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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 University Sustainability Council exists to advise the President, the Office of Sustainability, and the campus community about issues related to the integration of sustainability into campus operations. Campus operations include the physical campus as well as the University’s core missions of teaching, research, and service. To assist the University in implementing its Climate Action Plan, the Council considers the costs and benefit of various carbon reducing expenditures as well as policy activities that support carbon neutrality and sustainability.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Membership in the Council includes faculty, students and staff some of whom are permanent members while others have fixed terms. Members holding fixed terms are eligible for reappointed for one additional term.

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 University of Maryland Office of Sustainability supports and advances environmental performance, economic prosperity and social equality through a variety of initiatives. The staff facilitates the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices and curricula for the campus community.

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:
Scott Lupin

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director of Sustainability reports to the Vice President of Administrative Affairs. The position manages the Office of Sustainability staff, coordinates material and research for the University Sustainability Council, and partners with departments around campus to advance the university toward its goal of becoming a national model of a green university.

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

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