Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The charge to the Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee is to make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Operations on the development of policies for environmental and sustainability issues; develop formal and informal mechanisms for improved education to enhance environmental and sustainability awareness, and provide a bi-annual sustainability report to the chancellor.

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

"Chair: David Beversdorf
Bill Martin, Campus and Dining Services Manager, Staff
Todd Houts, Environmental, Health, and Safety Director, Staff
LeAnn Stroupe, Marketing and Communications Manager of Visitor Relations, Staff
Sam Reitz, Human resources Sr. Consultant, Staff
Tony Wirkus, Intercollegiate Coordinator Event Manager and Sustainability Coordinator, Staff
Sougata Bardhan, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources, Faculty
Laura Cole, Assistant Professor, Architectural Studies, Faculty
Sanjeev Khanna, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Faculty
Christine Li, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources, Faculty
Hua Qin, Assistant Professor, Applied Social Science, Faculty
Bonnie Hansen, Facilities Space Planner, Staff

Mason Brobeck, Student- Business Administration, Missorui Students Association (MSA)
Elizabeth Gammel, Graduate Student, Graduate Professional Council (GPC)

Cindy Cook, Director of Environmental Services, MU Health Care Representative
Paul Coleman, Manager of Energy Management, Campus Facilities-Facilities Operations Representative
Matt Mather, Assistant Director of Facility Operations, Campus Facilities-Facilities Operations Representatives
Chris Wilson, Program/Project Support Coordinator, Campus Facilities-Planning, Design, and Construction Representatives
Srviniran Raghavan, MU Sustainability Office Manager, Ex Officio
Amy Eultgen, Environmental Leadership Office Advisor, Ex Officio

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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Sustainability on the MU campus is a multi-faceted endeavor, involving academia and administration; students, faculty and staff; and partnerships within and outside the institution. The Sustainability Office coordinates these various endeavors, facilitates the development of new initiatives, provides information for campus decision-makers and implements sustainability projects.

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Srinivasan Raghavan, Sustainability Manager

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)?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The University of Missouri is dedicated to environmentally sustainable policies and practices that promote responsible stewardship of existing resources and the environment. This includes, but is not limited to, acquiring and using energy-saving, environmentally friendly and renewable/recyclable resources and materials; providing educational programs, resources and incentives for sustainable practices by students, faculty and staff; participating in recycling programs and the safe disposal of materials; researching and testing new sustainable initiatives; and taking proactive steps to preserve and protect natural resources. Each unit or department within the university is encouraged to evaluate current policies and practices on a regular basis with the goal of adopting or improving sustainability.

Some activities and substantive accomplishments that these entities have taken part in include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Initiation of a low waste program on campus by conducting all recycling operations in-house to reduce costs and increase recycling rates
-Win $100,000 grant from Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District to purchase paper baler for MU Campus Facilities
-Improving relationships with other departments of campus, e.g. athletics
-The reduction of the total number of trash bins on campus
-The amount of purchased renewable energy was more than doubled in the fiscal year of 2013
-Use of coal as a fuel source has been reduced by over 55% since 2008.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Manager

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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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