Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ian Johnson
Research Fellow
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
The Sustainability Working Group (SWG) is the primary shared-governance group for promoting and coordinating sustainability values, principles, and practices at UW-River Falls. The SWG addresses the planning, design, implementation, and assessment of sustainable campus community programs and policies as well as documentation, such as the Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS®), the Climate Action Plan (CAPlan), and the Sustainable Campus Community Plan (SCCPlan).

Members of the committee, including affiliations:
2012/13 SWG Members: Director of SCISCD: Kelly Cain* Faculty: Charles Rader, Geography, CAS Dean Olson, Ag. Engineering, CAFES Claire Kilian, Economics, CBE Mary Wright, Teacher Ed., CEPS Instructional Academic Staff: Pam Weller Student Reps: Jabez Meulemans, Molly Breitmun Student Affairs Representative: Jerry Waller Diversity / Human Resources Representative: Deb Schwab Facilities Management Representative: Tim Thum River Falls Community Representative: Mike Noreen * Acting Chair

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

A brief description of the sustainability office:
The Sustainability Office at UW-River Falls serves multiple functions. The office is synonymous with and located at the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development (SCISCD) and housed at the Regional Development Institute building. The Director of the SCISCD serves as Sustainability Coordinator for all campus sustainability initiatives and as Director for all "think and do tank" initiatives for outreach and consulting from local to global. This approach provides significant opportunity for faculty and students to be integrated into both campus and outreach projects for sake of independent studies, research, internships, service learning, and other scholarly pursuits that provide innovative services and solutions to both sets of clients. The office is staffed with 2.0 FTE, student Research Fellows, and work study assistance when appropriate.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Ian Johnson

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
The Sustainability Coordinator position is currently a 0.5 LTE position, with a pending budget request to make the position a 12 month FTE appointment. The coordinators is the go-to person for all major sustainability planning and implementation initiatives such as the Climate Action Plan, the Sustainable Campus Community Plan, AASHE STARS data tracking, the ACUPCC and associated greenhouse gas inventories, and sustainable community outreach, planning, and coordination. The coordinator reports directly to the Director of the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development (SCISCD) and has significant support, autonomy, and budget to pursue campus and SCISCD objectives.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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