Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Nevada Las Vegas
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tara Pike
Solid Waste and Recycling Manager
Rebel Recycling Program/FMA
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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?:
Yes

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

Some accomplishments include:
- Adding over 50 hydration stations to campus and helping maintain an outreach program about reducing and refilling
-Using water monsters at big events
-Implementing Zero Waste events for large and medium sized campus events
-Recycling at all events held at the football stadium including Monster Truck, Motorcross, Supercross, International Rugby and other non-university related events.
- Building a campus community garden
- Co-creating a Green Event Certification Program
- Adding ten PV arrays to campus roofs
- Converting more turf to xeriscaping to conserve water
- Changing outdoor lighting to LEDs and increasing the number of motion sensors in offices
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Providing the following recycling services:
-Scheduled weekly pick-up of materials from the Main Campus and off-site locations (approximately 500 recycling stations)
-Special Pick-ups
-Office Clean-out Bins
-Shredding of Confidential Documents
-Special Event Recycling (when requested)
-Providing a Drive Up and Drop Off (DUDO) program for people living in apartments and condos.

Participating in the following projects/events:
-Earth Day and America Recycles Day events
-Tours and Paper-making projects with k-12 students
-Residence Hall Move-In
-Residence Hall Move-Out
-Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Committee
-Recyclemania (www.recyclemania.org)
-Stadium Recycling (Sam Boyd Stadium)
- Football Game Day Challenge


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
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Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
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The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
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The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Tara Pike, Solid Waste and Recycling Manager and Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Tara Pike's position deals with managing the entire universities recycling, composting, and waste. She also manages 5 interns that work on community garden, STARS rating system, plastic reduction, hydration stations, and green certification of student organizational events. Her position is in charge of student outreach and education as well as solid waste management, hydration station proliferation and the campus community garden.


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