Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Harlan Blauser
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Pembroke
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Harlan Blauser
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

UNCP Sustainability Council was established in 2014. Since this time the following have been completed through this group with direction and daily management from the Sustainability Director and Coordinator:
-Signed ACUPCC
-Calculated baseline (FY2013) GHG inventory and FY2014
-Partner with US DOE Workplace Charging Challenge (PEV Partner Plan)
-Tree Campus USA (Tree Care Plan and Recommended Plant & Tree List)
-Food Recovery Network Chapter
-NC 10% Campaign
-Published 2014 Campus Sustainability Report
-First LEED-certified silver building (Health Science Building)

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:

This council makes recommendations to ensure compliance with sustainability laws, regulations, policies, and other commitments, including NC Executive Order 156, UNC System Sustainability Policy 600.6.1, UNCP’s Strategic Plan and Master Plan, Appalachian Energy Summit, the ACUPCC commitment and the Strategic Sustainability Plan.

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

1-Sustainability Director / Co-chair, Jay Blauser (staff)
2-Sustainability Coordinator, Justin Duncan (staff)
3-Faculty / Co-chair, Debby Hanmer
4-Chair of Faculty Senate (Recorder), Scott Hicks
5-Chair of Staff Council, Robert Canida
6-President, SGA (Student), Candace Locklear
7-Director of Energy Management, Terry Divine (staff)
8-Dean of Graduate Studies & Research, Rebecca Bullard-Dillard (faculty)
9-Manager of Dining Services, Sandra Jackson (staff)
10-Executive Director of Marketing, Scott Bigelow (staff)
11-Associate Atheletics Director, Megan Sanger (faculty/coach)
12-Director of University Business Services, Karen Swiney (staff)
13- Director of Purchasing, Kim Locklear (staff)
14- AVC for Student Affairs, Sandy Jacobs (staff)
15- AVC for Facilities, Steve Martin (staff)
16- Director/University Architect, Michael Clark (staff)
17-President, Greener Coalition (student), Ana Gudiel (also Local Food Ambassador)
18-Faculty Advisor, Greener Coalition, Maria Pereira (faculty)

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:

Sustainability Mission

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), founded in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians has always prepared students to be responsible stewards of the world. Furthermore, UNCP is committed to minimizing its global-warming emissions, while providing educated graduates needed to lead the changes necessary to resolve the world’s social, environmental and economic issues. In doing so, positioning itself as a regional leader and model for sustainability, academically and operationally.

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:
Sustainability Director, Jay Blauser

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Chief Sustainability Officer (Sustainability Director) for the university is responsible for the direction and management of sustainability goals, metrics, programs and progress campus-wide. Lead efforts to integrate sustainability into academics, research and operations while reducing both global warming emissions and operating costs. Oversees the sustainability office staff, interns and contracted employees. Co-chair of the sustainability council and staff advisor for the Greener Coalition. Certified Sustainability Manager and accredited by the US Green Building Council. For more information, visit www.uncp.edu/sustainability or email: jay.blauser@uncp.edu

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

The Sustainability Office has two FTEs and one or two part-time student interns.
The Sustainability Council has 18 members.
The Campus also has a Director of Energy Management who works closely with the Sustainability Office.

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