Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.22
Liaison Morgan Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2014
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matan Gill
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

UNL hired its first Sustainability Officer in August of 2013

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 long term mission and challenge of the Chancellor's Commission on Environmental
Sustainability is to continue to explore the long range implications of environmental
sustainability and engage the academic and institutional community in the continued evolution of appropriate policies and practices.

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

-James Goedert: Associate Professor, Construction Systems
-Bruce Currin: Vice-Chancellor, Human Resources
-Jennifer Dam Shewchuk: Campus Planner
-Clark deVries: Utilities Director
-Steven Waller: Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
-Matan Gill: Student
-David Wedin: Professor, School of natural Resources
-Elizabeth Killinger: Extension Educator
-Lisa King: Staff Assistant, Child, Youth, and Family Studies
-Susan Lund: Associate Director, Sponsored Program
-Glen Schumann: Associate Director, Housing Facilities Operations
-Magdelene Thorne: Facilities Project Coordinator, Athletics
-Kim Todd, Chair, Associate Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture
-Michelle Waite: Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Relations

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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:

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Matan Gill

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Sustainability Coordinator

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1. Develop and coordinate campus-wide programs of environmental stewardship, energy conservation, sustainability policy, environmental literacy, and community outreach
2. The creation of a new campus sustainability program
3. The Sustainability Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:
a. Develop a coherent, campus-wide sustainability program by coordinating academic, research operations, and student sustainability activities
b. Foster a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff
c. Identify and prioritize institutional sustainability efforts
d. Plans and develops long-and short-range programs
e. Engage with university leaders to integrate sustainability broadly across campus units
f. Coordinate with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum
g. Serve as a point-person for all sustainability activities on campus, annual reporting requirements, and other University policies relating to sustainability
h. Coordinate and consult with University Communications as the spokesperson on sustainability issues
i. Chair and receive guidance from the Chancellor’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability
j. Development responsibility for grant funding, corporate partnership, and programs that promote sustainability efforts.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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