Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.28
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Notre Dame
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Geory Kurtzhals
Sr. Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
The University of Notre Dame strives to be a leader in sustainable operations, education and research, and a role model for responsible citizenship. Notre Dame recognizes its responsibility to conserve the natural environment while promoting long-term economic and social justice for all members of society and works to foster a pervasive focus on the connection between environmental stewardship and the Common Good.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:
Shannon Cullinan, Executive Vice President
Carol Mullaney, Senior Director, Office of Sustainability
Luigi Alberganti, Senior Director, Campus Dining
Avery Broughton, Sustainability Student Government
Nathaniel Burke, Undergraduate Student
Peter Burns, Henry Massman Professor of Civil Engineering & Environmental & Earth Sciences, Director of Center for Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Energy Initiative
Gilberto Carles, Senior Director, Procurement Services
Annie Coleman, Associate Professor of American Studies
Fr. Robert Dowd, Associate Professor, Political Science and Director of the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity
Adam ElBenni, Program Manager, Capital Planning
Paul Kempf, Assistant Vice President, Utilities and Maintenance
Krupali Krusche, Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship and Creative Work, School of Architecture
Doug Marsh, Vice President, Facility Design & Operations
Chris Maziar, Vice President and Senior Associate Provost
Jessica McManus Warnell, Associate Teaching Professor, Management & Organization
Mike Seamon, Vice President, Campus Safety and University Operations
Michael Talbot, Associate Director, Master of Global Affairs
Jennifer Tank, The Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences; Director, Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

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 at University of Notre Dame takes action to implement sustainability initatives, raise awareness about sustainability as well as foster a sustainable campus and the surrounding community.

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Shannon Cullinan, Executive Vice President

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:
To refine the five-year action plans, the Standing Committee established small working groups for each of the numbered strategy areas detailed in the recommendations as well as establishing a dedicated communications small working group. These working groups are inclusive, collaborative, interdisciplinary teams that set specific, measurable benchmarks in order to achieve the long-term goals set in each strategy area. The smaller working groups will report at least once every academic semester Standing Committee on their progress and to document the progress towards their measurable goals that are envisioned in the five-year action plans.

In order to increase transparency and public engagement, the work of the Standing Committee and working groups is updated annually through digital reports available at green.nd.edu.

The Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy recommendations focus on the University’s continued actions and aspirations in seven areas:

Energy and Emissions
Water
Building and Construction
Waste
Procurement, Licensing, and Food Sourcing
Education, Research, and Community Outreach
Communications

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