Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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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:
Environmental Sustainability Working Group addresses: 1) the university's Strategic Plan action to update and implement the University’s climate action plan with a university sustainability design that includes detailed actions at the unit level, oversight from a campus-wide committee and performance indicators with national benchmarking; 2) UNC Sustainability Policy areas of Climate Change & Renewable Energy, Design & Construction, Operations & Maintenance, Master Planning, Transportation, Recycling & Waste Management; and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing; and 3) STARS Operations credits. The Sustainability Culture Working Group addresses: 1) the university's Strategic Plan action to create a culture where all University employees and students embrace their roles for achieving sustainability goals, including regularly scheduled dissemination and celebration processes to keep this topic at the forefront of people’s decisions and actions.; 2) UNC Sustainability Policy area of Systematic Integration of Sustainability Principles; and 3) STARS credits for Academics, Engagement and Planning & Administration.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:
Environmental Sustainability Working Group: Michael Lizotte (Chair), University Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability; Nicole Barclay, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Engineering Technology & Construction Management; Jason Bernstein, Energy Manager, Facilities Management; Morgan Meehan, Director of Student Union, Student Affairs; Donny Edwards, Director of Operations for Housing & Residence Life, Student Affairs; Sara Gagne, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography & Earth Sciences; Tasheem Hayes, Associate Director of Building Environmental Services & Recycling, Facilities Management; Kyoung-Hee Kim, Associate Professor, Director of the Integrated Design Research Lab, School of Architecture; Donia Schauble, Director of Academic and Research Space, Academic Affairs; and Mike Taylor, Director of Facilities, Athletics. The Culture of Sustainability Working Group: Michael Lizotte (Chair), University Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability; Shannon Caveny-Cox, Solid Waste Coordinator, Office of Sustainability; Jes Dormady, Assistant Director of Leadership & Community Engagement, Student Affairs; Cass Ferguson, Associate Athletic Director for Facilities & Events, Athletics; Lee Gray, Senior Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs; Derrick McReynolds, Director of Residence Life, Student Affairs; Nicole Peterson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology; Bonny Shade, Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Affairs; John Svenson, Associate Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Business Affairs. The Culture of Sustainability Working Group includes faculty, staff and administrators with the following titles: University Sustainability Officer, Solid Waste Coordinator, Assistant Director of Leadership & Community Engagement, Associate Athletic Director for Facilities & Events, Senior Vice-Provost of Academic Affairs, Director of Residence Life, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Associate Director of Environmental Health & Safety.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:
The Office of Sustainability consists of 5 full-time staff (University Sustainability Officer, solid waste coordinator, assessment coordinator, education coordinator, outreach coordinator) and student interns. It is supported by Business Affairs and currently housed in Facilities Management.

Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
7.25

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Michael Lizotte, University Sustainability Officer

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:
In the past 3 years, the Office of Sustainability has expanded from 2 staff to 5, and budget increases support more student employees. New responsibilities stemmed from a reorganization of Facilities Management that recognized the need for an campus-wide and long-term perspective on waste management, the need for annual assessments to monitor progress on a new university strategic plan, and more resources for culture change particularly through faculty teaching and staff engagement. In collaboration with the Student Government Association, the university now hosts Student Sustainability Summits every semester.

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