Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.04
Liaison Troy Goodnough
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Morris
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Troy Goodnough
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 Green Team examines sustainability-related issues that need attention on campus.


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

Ed Brands- associate professor of Environmental Studies, coordinator of Environmental Studies
Thomas Ladner - assistant director, Office of Residential Life
Tony Nemmers - general manager, Campus Dining Services
Jenna Ray - communications
Troy Ostby - facilities management, recycling and composting coordinator
Lisa Harris - facilities management, assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities
Mary Jo Forbord- Morris Healthy Eating Coordinator
Clement Loo - environmental studies professor, leadership coordinator
2 student representatives from the Morris Campus Student Association sustainability representative that change each semester
2 Office of Sustainability interns
Troy Goodnough - sustainability director


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:

Our sustainability office focuses on the following areas:
coordination; accountability and reporting, communications; messaging and In-reach; education and training; faculty and staff support; innovation, program creation and development; outreach and community engagement; culture change. There are about 15-20 interns working between 5-10 hours per week.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) 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:
Troy Goodnough

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:

The Morris campus has a sustainability committee, an Office of Sustainability, staffed by several students, and a full-time sustainability director. Together, this team has supported the implementation of a new composting program on-campus, a new residence hall, new sustainability communication materials, and more. The Office of Sustainability reports to the Chancellor of the university.


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