Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.27
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2018
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kellie Wasikowski
Office of Sustainability
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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
-Prabhakar Shrestha: Sustainability Coordinator
-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
-Vivian Nguyen: Graduate Student

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:

Established in 2015, the Office of Sustainability acts as a liaison and common resource for initiatives within the NU campuses and community to create a culture of faculty, staff and students who are socially, economically and environmentally responsible. The Sustainability Office has been a key factor in establishing initiatives such as UNL's Green Fund and the Sustainability Summit which works to unify the work of all environmental groups on campus.

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Prabhakar Shrestha

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)?:

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

UNL hired its first Sustainability Officer in August of 2013, and the Officer was the most influential for the establishment of the Office of Sustainability in 2015. The Officer has been responsible for initiatives such as Go Green for Big Red, coordinating the implementation of the Green Fund student fee and working on overall energy reduction projects at the University.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director of Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Job description for the sustainability officer position:

The Director of Sustainability was first appointed in 2014 and is responsible for facilitating initiatives within the UNL community that have goals to become more socially and environmentally aware. This position entails correspondence among various student, faculty and maintenance projects as well as reporting and advocating for Sustainability to the University's Chancellor and corresponding parties.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Graduate Assistant for the Office of Sustainability

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

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

Assist the Sustainability Coordinator in selecting projects, working on correspondence for projects as well as supervising the 3-4 other interns in the office. The Graduate Assistant to the Sustainability officer gives presentations, speaks to classes and organizes events sponsored by the office to connect different environmental groups on campus.

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Recycling Coordinator Graduate Assistantship

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):

Assist the Waste Management Manager in developing, implementing and maintaining recycling on campus. Assist in annual recycler’s survey; tracking of recycling drop- off program; assist in market research for selected recycled materials; assist in developing educational materials for specific recycling programs; assist with environmental awards and earth day activities; coordinate internal office paper recycling program; work with student groups promoting recycling activities on campus.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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