Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.64
Liaison William Cocke
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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University of North Texas
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Todd Spinks
UNT 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:

Sustainability Council
Consisting of UNT President appointed faculty, students, and staff, the UNT Sustainability Council led the effort to establish UNT's Office of Sustainability in 2009, to focus efforts on 28 initiatives outlined in the inaugral Green Paper #1. The Sustainability Council's 28 recommendations still guide UNT leaders to improve campus infrastructure and develop programs that engage students, faculty, and staff in a transformative movement, making UNT one of the most sustainable universities in the nation.

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 Leadership and Outreach Subcommittee
The goal of the Sustainability Leadership & Outreach Subcommittee of the Sustainability Council is to identify opportunities for the promotion and implementation of sustainability outreach and education, help foster sustainability leadership among the student body, and support the outreach endeavors of UNT Sustainability and the UNT Sustainability Council.

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

Chair: Dr. Laura Siebeneck
Student Members: Alyssa Wolverton, Rachel Weaver, Lanae Ishman-Schwartz, Andrea Wilson, Dani Boudrot, Christina Conroy
UNT Sustainability non-voting representative: Nicole Cocco

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:

UNT Sustainability includes an Outreach, Operations and Marketing team. The goals of the office are to collaborate with the UNT family to generate cohesion, provide information and support, and encourage behavior change to address environmental, social and economic challenges while maintaining a campus presence.

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:
Director - Dr. Todd Spinks, Outreach Coordinator - Nicole Cocco, Special Projects Coordinator - Brandon Zitar, Special Projects Coordinator - Emily Hudson

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Oversees office operations and projects, acts as office liaison for campus connections
Outreach Coordinator
Oversees outreach campaign and student interns who are part of outreach campaigns, such as Sustainability Tours and Earth Week
Marketing Coordinator
Oversees development and dissemination of UNT Sustainability promotional materials and a team of student interns
Special Project Coordinator
Oversees mechanics of Operations team projects and communication between campus departments

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

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