|Submission Date||Sept. 18, 2016|
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination
University Sustainability Officer
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:
The university elevated both the officer and committee during 2013. Previously, there was a sustainability coordinator in Facilities Management and an Environmental Sustainability Committee, which had produced the universities first Campus Sustainability Plan (2010) and Climate Action Plan (2012). During 2013 and 2014, the first University Sustainability Officer was hired, an executive committee was assembled to focus on implementation and assessment of these plans, and the budget for their activities was tripled. Major accomplishment include: analyzing relevant plans to establish a single set of best practices that will be instituted and assessed, and completing this first AASHE STARS report.
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:
Sustainability Executive Committee and has a full-time University Sustainability Officer. They cover the entire university with a charge to cover operations, teaching, research, and outreach.
Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
The Executive Committee includes students, faculty, staff and administrators with the following titles: University Sustainability Officer, Senior Associate Provost, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Facilities, Executive Director of University Communications, Director of Facilities Planning, Director of the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Architecture, Associate Athletic Director for Business, Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Transportation Manager, Sustainability Director for Student Government, and Student Chair of the Charlotte Green Initiative.
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:
The sustainability office consists of a University Sustainability Officer, a Sustainability Coordinator, and student interns. It is supported by Business Affairs and currently housed in Facilities Management.
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:
A brief description of each sustainability officer position:
A full-time University Sustainability Officer covers the entire university with a charge to cover operations, teaching, research, and outreach.
The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.