Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Karen Berger
Ph.D.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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 Council on Sustainability’s mission is to aim to be a leader in promoting a sustainable society through our academic, education, research, patient care and health programs, in the operation of our campuses and facilities, and in our interactions with the community. This vision will guide the Sustainability Council's actions, priorities, and positions with respects to academics, operational stewardship, and community responsibility.


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

Bruce Bashwiner, Associate Vice President for University Facilities and Services
Karen Berger (co-chair), Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor
Jonathan Burdick, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Lauren Caruso, Student Activities
Robert Clark, Provost
Holly Crawford, Administration & Finance
Randall Curren, Chair and Professor of Philosophy
Cathleen Dierna, Facilities & Services
Tom Foster, Imaging Sciences - Faculty
Heta Gandhi, Graduate Student Association
Jennifer Glen, Food and Nutrition Services
Jacob Gordon, Medical Student
Sarah Hackley, Student Association's Sustainability Coordinator
Amy Kadrie, Recycling Coordinator - Facilities & Services
Katrina Korfmacher, Environmental Medicine
Mary Ellen Liss, Purchasing
Julia Maddox, iZone - Libraries
Colleen McCarthy, Government & Community Relations
Mary Ockenden, Medical Center Space Planning
Lori Packer, Communications
Cameron Schauf (co-chair), Dining Services & AO
Michael Scott, Computer Science
Carol Shuherk, Simon School
Meredith Smith, Advancement
Richard Stein, Facilities
Bethany Tallis, Student Intern
Carl Tietjen, Purchasing
Patricia Hanna, Dining Team Green (undergraduate)
Mike Zavaglia, Facilities Director, ESM
Jim Zavislan, Hajim School


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Amy Kadrie,Sustainability Coordinator

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The University Council on Sustainability conducts annual review of the University’s progress in environmental sustainability initiatives in operational and academic areas; to establish and maintain communication vehicles for conveying the University’s sustainability initiatives; and to recommend new sustainability initiatives that the University might undertake.


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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