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-4: Sustainability Plan

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 plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

Goals outlined in the Sustainability Plan were developed by various multistakeholder groups and center at the University of Maryland. The Plan synthesizes major sustainability goals from a number of strategic planning groups on campus. For example, the 2011-2030 Facilities Master Plan was developed with broad input from groups around campus. Faculty, staff and students were invited to several public meetings over the course of the plan's development to give input. The Office of Sustainability was invited to review the plan, submit comments and help incorporate recommended changes into the plan's language.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

The plan outlines goals if four key areas:
1) Material Flows
2) People and Social Networks
3) Education and Research
4) Community Service and Outreach

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

Progress related to sustainability and environmental stewardship goals is monitored on an annual basis. The Office of Sustainability collects relevant data from units around campus and publishes an annual Sustainability Progress Report. Data from the Progress Report is presented to the University Sustainability Council every fall to assist with charting the course toward long-term goals. Facilities Management also publishes regular updates (available through their website) about planned construction, demolition and landscape projects. In addition, the Division of Student Affairs conducts annual audits of all departments in their Division to monitor progress and compliance with goals stated in the Division of Student Affairs Sustainability Plan that was adopted in 2009 (see http://www.studentaffairs.umd.edu/pubs/SustainabilityPlan.pdf). Many of the goals stated in the Division of Student Affairs Sustainability Plan are also reflected in the broad goals of the University of Maryland Sustainability Plan.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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