Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.90
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date March 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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:

Chancellor's Sustainability Committee:
Formed in 2013, this committee is appointed by the Chancellor to promote sustainability efforts on the UNO campus. The UNO Sustainability Committee, charged by the Chancellor, shall serve to advise the Administration on sustainability-related matters by:
- Identifying sustainability opportunities and developing recommended priorities and action plans for implementation;
- Integrating sustainability with campus operations, education and outreach, wherever and whenever prudence dictates; and
- Engaging the campus and community in an ongoing dialogue about sustainability.
http://www.unomaha.edu/sustainability/sustainability-team.php

College of Business Administration's Green Team:
Formed in 2011 this group works together to outline sustainability goals for the college.
http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/cbagreenteam/home.cfm

Student Government's Sustainability Committee:
Formed in 2012, this is the leading student organization that directs most student-led sustainability efforts on campus.
http://nebraskaomaha.orgsync.com/org/studentgovernment/home

Criss Library Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Committee:
The TBL Committee focuses on cultivating practices that are ecologically conscientious, socially just, and financially sound. The committee serves as a think tank and works to implement practices that promote sustainability in its varied forms.


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

Chancellor's Sustainability Committee:
Permanent Members:
- Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
- Sustainability Coordinator
- Director, Facilities Management & Planning
- Chair, Student Government Sustainability Committee
- Appointee, Student Affairs
Appointed Members (rotating) - Representatives from the following departments:
- University Communications
- Business and Finance
- Faculty
- Athletics
- The Scott Campus
- Community Member
- Faculty Senate Representative
- Staff Advisory Council Representative
http://www.unomaha.edu/sustainability/sustainability-team.php

College of Business Administration's Green Team:
Comprised of representatives from every department of CBA.
http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/cbagreenteam/home.cfm

Student Government's Sustainability Committee:
Comprised of about 6 student senators.
http://nebraskaomaha.orgsync.com/org/studentgovernment/home

Criss Library Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Committee:
Comprised of faculty and staff that work in the library.


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:

The Office of Sustainability was formed in November 2015 with the hiring of UNO's first Sustainability Coordinator. The focus of the office is to implement the Sustainability Master Plan and expand sustainability activities across campus. Additionally, the office is charged with engaging the campus community about sustainability through activities and events along with the City of Omaha.


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:
Sarah Burke - Sustainability Coordinator

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:

Sustainability Coordinator:
- Advised the launch of UNO's Campus Kitchen
- Streamlined data collection and reporting
- Organized sustainability events on campus (presentations, tours, activities)
- Enhanced the B-Cycle (bike-share program) by adding 3 additional stations on campus.

Student Government:
- In partnership with Facilities, funded the installation of water filling necks on the majority of water fountains on campus (that could support the addition or were not already automated filling stations)
- In partnership with the university, funded the expansion of the MavRIDE program to include all students, faculty, and staff

Parking Services:
- Installations of 3 EV Charging Locations around campus (8 parking stalls)
- Installed GPS on our campus shuttles


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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The Sustainability Coordinator facilitates the implementation of the recently completed Sustainability Master Plan and helps support sustainability-based curricular and co-curricular programs, events, and research activities for the campus community. They work closely with the Chancellor's Sustainability Committee, campus departments, student government, community partners, and a variety of campus clubs and organizations.


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