Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mark Stewart
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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:

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. The Council also administers the University Sustainability Fund, a Fund established through undergraduate student fees. The Fund supports campus-wide sustainability proposals which are approved through the Council.

Some divisions and colleges also have their own sustainability committees, including the Division of Student Affairs, the University of Maryland Libraries, the Center for Young Children, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and others.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Membership on the University Sustainability Council includes Vice Presidents (or designees), the Director of Engineering and Energy, The Director of Sustainability, faculty, and students some of whom are permanent members while others have fixed terms.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each 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, and measures and reports performance.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
6.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Scott Lupin - Director

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
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 past three years University Sustainability Council has awarded over $1 million in University Sustainability Fund grants for campus sustainability projects and initiated and completed several multi-stakeholder work groups to identify institutional goals and strategies.


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