Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Eva Rocke
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:

Mission Statement:
Universities must play a leading role in education, research, policy development, information exchange, and community outreach in order to help create an equitable and sustainable future. The Sustainable Campus Committee recognizes the importance of this and aims to lead by example through the adoption of the Talloires Declaration's ten principles. By identifying and recommending projects that move the University towards sustainability, the Committee will provide momentum and guidance to UM administration, faculty, staff, and students to achieve environmentally and socially responsible living.

Charge:
To identify and recommend to the University President specific actions and strategic plans the University community can pursue to move the University towards greater environmental sustainability in its operations, research, teaching and service/outreach functions. To collaborate with on-campus and off-campus groups to implement these actions and plans and sustain them over time. To report to the campus community on the state of the university's sustainability efforts and on future plans each Earth Day.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Committee structure:
•The committee shall be composed of 12 members from the faculty, staff, administration, and students at the University of Montana.
•The committee members will be appointed by the UM President on the recommendation of ASUM, Staff Senate, Faculty Senate or the SCC.
•Members will serve two year terms.
•To capture a diversity of perspectives, the committee will draw from a variety of departments and services found on the campus.
•There will be three representatives from each of the following: administration, faculty, staff and students.

Current members of the Committee are:
CABINET OVERSIGHT - Seth Bodnar, UM President

COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS - Meghann Schroeder & Christopher Preston (staff & faculty, respectively)

SCC MEMBERS
Steve Thompson, Campus Recreation
Jameel Chaudhry, campus architect
Adam Carroll, IT
Jenn Thomsen, College of Forestry faculty
John Freer, Missoula College Sustainable Construction faculty
Jeanne Loftus, Director Franke Global Leadership Initiative
Maddy Jones, ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
Derek Kanwischer, Industrial Materials Coordinator
Eva Rocke, Sustainability Director
Brian Kerns, Facilities Engineer


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability evolved out of the efforts of the Sustainable Campus Committee, Facilities Services, students, and the Recycling Oversight Committee. The Office of Sustainability includes the Recycling Program and is responsible for driving and supporting a variety of sustainability initiatives across campus in partnership with academic and administrative units. The Office of Sustainability includes 2 full-time sustainability professionals and 2 full-time recycling and materials management staff, along with 1-5 student interns and employees, depending on the year. UM sustainability staff regularly partner with organizations on and off campus and try to act as a "hub" and resource for student, faculty, and staff interest in sustainability.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Eva Rocke, Sustainability Coordinator and Maddy Jones, ASUM Sustainability Coordinator

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

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

Both our professional sustainability staff and the Sustainable Campus Committee serve to coordinate sustainability efforts for the entire university. Especially within the last 5 years, as our staff have built relationships around campus and become increasingly involved in planning, coordination, and budgeting processes, our ability to make institution-wide change and suggestions has grown.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator

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Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

The ASUM Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for promoting, developing, and implementing sustainability initiatives and activities at The University of Montana in collaboration with other UM sustainability staff. The Sustainability Coordinator works with both students and members of the campus community and serve as a liaison between these two groups. The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for initiating educational outreach campaigns aimed at generating student involvement in the University's sustainability efforts.


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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
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