|Overall Rating||Reporter - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 2, 2012|
University of Nebraska at Kearney
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination
Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
oThe Sustainability Committee was formed to ensure that sustainability is a priority for the University of Nebraska at Kearney and that sustainable practices are developed and implemented. Sustainability is not a single-topic subject. It is comprised of three overlapping elements, environmental, economic, and social.
oThe environmental element consists of strategies like recycling material, reducing the amount of material used, reusing material, and buying products made of recycled material. Changing how we use energy also has an impact on environmental sustainability. Using a fluorescent light bulb instead of an incandescent bulb will require much less energy. Building design can also play a crucial role in energy conservation.
o The economic element consists of examining all of the costs associated with a product. A good example is the use of fluorescent or LED lighting versus incandescent lighting. While purchasing an incandescent bulb is much cheaper than fluorescent or LED lighting, the cost over a lifetime tells a different story. Fluorescent and LED lights use less electricity and last longer than incandescent bulbs making it much cheaper in the long run.
oThe social element consists of education and participation. While one person can make a difference, many people can have a larger impact on sustainability. Educating the campus community about our sustainability efforts is critical to the success of the program.
Members of the committee, including affiliations:
oLee McQueen (Chair, Director of Facilities), Amy L Rundstrom (Staff), Brandon Hammond (Staff), Jeff D Nordhues (B&T faculty), Marc Albrecht(NSS Faculty), Robert M Luscher (FAH Faculty), Abbie Davis (Student),
The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
A brief description of the sustainability office:
The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Sustainability coordinator's name:
Sustainability coordinator's position title:
A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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