Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.29
Liaison Thomas Frazer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of South Florida
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Frazer
Dean
College of Marine Science
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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:

USF is centrally managed through the College of Marine Science by Dean Dr. Thomas Frazer. Bi-weekly meetings occur and include Dr. Frazer and Facilities Management (FM) personnel. FM Planning Director Ray Gonzalez, FM Tampa Sustainability Manager Suchi Daniels, FM St. Petersburg Sustainability Planner Winnie Mulamba, and FM Sarasota-Manatee Director Dan LaForge.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

USF Sustainability Steering Committee: Dr. Thomas Frazer, Director Ray Gonzalez, Nicholas Setteducato RMA Associate Vice President, Dr. Alexis Mootoo
Associate Director, Student Success


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 coordinates and builds partnerships for university-wide initiatives that advance the University of South Florida's strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment.

The Office, along with the Office of Community Engagement, actively support faculty, staff, students, alumni, and neighborhood partners in their efforts to transform the University of South Florida into a "Green University," where decisions—structural and routine—consider both individual and collective impacts to our campus, community, economy, and environment. As citizen-scholar activists, we share a sustainability ethic that promotes conserving resources, reducing waste, recycling and reusing materials, finding new sources of clean energy, increasing energy efficiency, and diminishing life-cycle impacts and our consumption of greenhouse gas producing materials. We engage in this ethic of stewardship to guide the development and implementation of programs, policies, and other courses of action in the operation and management of the University of South Florida system as well as its institutional teaching, research, and service commitments.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Dr. Thomas Frazer, Dean, College of Marine Science Suchi Daniels, Sustainability Manager, Facilities Management - Planning Winnie Mulamba, Sustainability Planner, St. Petersburg

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:

USF Office of Sustainability in conjunction with the Office of Community Engagement coordinates sustainability initiatives and programs across the institution. The office that coordinates implementation of the Climate Action Plan of the university. The office works closely with the various administrative and academic units on campus and student organizations to generate and implement sustainable practices. The Office also supports the Student Green Energy Fund that generates about $1 million a year to support energy efficient and renewable energy projects at the university.


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