Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

Identify environmental impacts of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s activities and identify environmental sustainability opportunities and initiatives for the university.
Assess and quantify specific environmental impacts
- Set measurable goals to reduce those impacts
- Make recommendations to the Chancellor for reducing negative environmental impacts.
- Review draft environmental statements on capital projects and formulate recommendations to the Director of Space Utilization and Campus Planning and the Campus Planning Commission.
Coordinate and assess university sustainability efforts:
- Identify and develop sustainability projects and initiatives;
- Review, assess and assist sustainability projects and initiatives proposed by campus groups;
- Make sustainability-related recommendations to the Chancellor.
Review and make appropriate recommendations assisting in preparation of any proposals, actions, recommendations or reports required for compliance with state or federal environmental laws.
Recommend to the Chancellor environmental and sustainability-related goals and objectives for inclusion in the university and strategic plan. Review and assess university efforts, and recommend to the Chancellor an annual report on the university’s environmental impacts and progress toward its environmental and sustainability goals.


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

2016-2017 Members:
Five faculty members:

Evan Larson, Faculty Senate Appointee & Chair
John Peterson, Faculty Senate Appointee.
Andrey Ivanov, Faculty Senate Appointee.
Yari Johnson, Faculty Senate Appointee.
Jennifer Good, Faculty Senate Appointee.

Five academic staff members:

Matt Zielinki, appointed on behalf of The Director of Housing.
Pete Davis, Auxiliary Services and Physical Plant.
Cathy Cornet, Academic Staff Senate Appointee.
Mark Sethne, Academic Staff Senate Appointee.
Auxilory Services, needs a representative.

Students (representatives from the following organizations):

Biology Club,
Cycling Club,
Engineers without Borders,
Green Campus Project,
Students for Peace and Justice,
Outdoor Adventure Club,
Platteville Society of Env. Engineers,
Reclamation Club,
Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers.

Ex-Officio:

Rob Cramer, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
Doug Stephens, Director of Space Utilization and Campus Planning


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Our Office was launched in fall of 2012 to use our campus strengths in teaching, research, and public service to explore and advance the ways that UW-Platteville can "meet the needs of the present while also enhancing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." We are located in Facilities Management and work comprehensively to improve sustainability of operations and academics.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Amy Seeboth-Wilson, 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 Sustainability Office is responsible for broadly building campus sustainability. The majority of efforts in the past three years have been around:
Transportation
- started a community transit system with fixed route bus,
- Updated bicycle parking across campus, developed standards,
- Manage ride sharing program.
Waste
- Reduced % of overall campus waste by 3%
- Instituted a campus compost program
- Started a campus surplus program that pays for itself
- Developed campus standards for waste & recycling containers and materials.
Energy -
- Helped campus institute energy monitoring and tracking systems,
- Implemented energy competitions,
- Helped campus save money through improved building scheduling and peak shaving.
Land management -
- Helped campus write a land management plan,
- Helped start an edible garden on campus.


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