Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.19
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Texas at Austin
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The University of Texas at Austin has a President's Sustainability Steering Committee, chartered and appointed by the President of the University. The charge of the PSSC is to develop recommendations on policy and operations to reflect the University’s commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the environment, and to serve as the principal channel of communication between the campus community and the University administration on setting priorities for sustainability related activities.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Dr. Pat Clubb
Co-Chair - Vice-President, University Operations
Dean Fritz Steiner
Co-Chair - Dean, School of Architecture

Rachel Aitkens
Undergrad Student (Campus Environmental Center)
Dr. David Allen
Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Dr. Jay Banner
Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Dr. Kelley Crews
Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
Dr. David Eaton
Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
Dr. Ofodike Ezekoye
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Dr. Larry Gilbert
Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Dr. Charles Groat
Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Dr. Bob Harkins
Campus Safety and Security, University Operations
Dr. David Hillis
Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
Dr. Floyd Hoelting
Division of Housing and Food Services, Student Affairs
Paula Ivey
Department of Marketing Administration, McCombs School of Business
Katie Kizziar
Graduate Student (Graduate Student Assembly)
Dr. Steve Kraal
Campus Planning and Facilities Management, University Operations
Dr. Werner Lang
School of Architecture
Dr. Daene McKinney
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Steven Moore
School of Architecture
Dr. Raymond Orbach
Energy Institute
Chris Plonsky
Associate Athletic Director, Athletics
Susan Rieff
Executive Director, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Dr. Bill Sage
School of Law
Peter Schneider
Environmental Health and Safety, University Operations
Melinda Taylor
School of Law
Drucilla Tigner
Undergraduate Student (Student Government)
Dr. Steve Windhager
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, University Operations


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability is housed in University Operations, Campus Planning & Facilities Management. The Office of Sustainability was created in April, 2010 to promote and support activities across campus that exemplify the University’s sustainability policy and enhance the brand and identity of the University.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
1

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Jim Walker

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director of Sustainability has a broad strategic role at the University. While he is housed in the University Operations portfolio, he is tasked with providing support to the President's Sustainability Steering Committee and in that role, is able to build relationships and design projects with deans and academic departments. A large part of the Director's time is given over to cross-communications between and about the many disparate sustainability activities at UT-Austin.


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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Regarding the number of employees in the Office of Sustainability: there are at least eight other current full-time employees with sustainability in their job descriptions, but they are employed under different divisions.

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