Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jamie Greiner
Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager
Nature Center
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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 first action of the Sustainability Task Force, which was formed in 2007, was to develop the following mission statement: “It is the goal of University of Mount Union’s Sustainability Task Force to meet the growing concern for sustainability on our campus. Through education and communication, we will encourage and facilitate awareness and action on our campus and throughout the Alliance community. We will assist the University in its decision-making process in these aspects, and will search out opportunities that are socially, financially, and environmentally sound to create a sustainable, efficient, and healthy atmosphere for our students, faculty, and staff.”

In May 2010, the University of Mount Union Board of Trustees voted unanimously to adopt a Sustainability Plan that incorporated a Climate Action Plan. The Plan, developed by the Sustainability Task Force, includes all aspects of overall campus sustainability and meets the requirements set forth by the former American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), now the Carbon Commitment.

In order to facilitate execution of the Sustainability Plan, University President Dr. Richard F. Giese created a Sustainability Management Advisory Committee (SMAC) in Fall 2010. The purpose of this committee is to assist the President and President's Council in executive level strategic sustainability decisions. The SMAC also works on the implementation of the short, medium, and long-term goals of the Sustainability Plan, reviews and offers comment on the sustainable aspects of campus projects and programs, collects and publicizes data on the University's progress with the plan, and recommends directions and priorities for sustainability on campus.


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

1. Dr. R. Chris Stanton - Faculty - Director, Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center | Professor of Biology
2. Dr. Steve Kramer – Community/Faculty -Psychology Department
3. Laura Good - Staff - Assistant Director of Human Resources and Benefit Systems Manager
4. Dr. Lori Kumler - Faculty - Associate Professor, Political Science & International Studies | Department of Political Science Internship Coordinator and Faculty Liaison to the Regula Center
5. Dr. Shehla Arif – Faculty - Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
6. Dr. Jinwoo An - Faculty - Assistant Professor, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
7. Dr. Sheryl Mason - Faculty - Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
8. Lee Smith – Staff - Director Physical Plant
9. Sarah Powers – Staff - Assistant Director of Academic Marketing
10. Beth Gotter – AVI Food Service Resident Director
11. Jamie Greiner - Staff - Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager
12. Shawn Bagley - Staff - Purchasing and Risk Manager
13. Dr. Kelsey Scanlon - Faculty - Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
14. Dr. Scott Gravlee - Faculty - Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies
15. Dr. Gwen Gray-Schwartz - Faculty - Professor, English
16. Julie Phillips - Staff - Electrical Engineering Laboratory Technician (Engineering Department)
17. Regan Stull - Staff - Assistant Director of Financial Aid
18. Gina Maida - Staff - Library Circulation Manager

Sustainability Assistants (aka Green Raiders) - Students
1. Emily Becker
2. Hayley Maher
3. Brandon Duktig
4. Olivia Andrew
5. Ben Trenka
6. Julia Bates
7. Megan Casciola
8. Santino Diaz-Palma
9. Alejandra Twiss
10. Jordan Minns
11. Emily Maroni
12. Anna Bodo
13. Andrea Dietz


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 efforts are spearheaded by:

Jamie Greiner Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager

Dr. R. Chris Stanton Director of the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center & Professor Biology Department

Lee Smith Director of Physical Plant

Anson Gross Grounds Supervisor Physical Plant


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jamie Greiner, Sustainability and Campus Outreach 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)?:
Yes

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

The Sustainability Management Advisory Committee coordinates sustainability efforts on the entire campus. Meeting 6-8 times per year the committee has expanded its commitment to student education and involvement, improved building efficiency, increased visual presence and marketing of sustainability accomplishments. The committee reports to the President and the faculty.


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