Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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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:

#1 Bike & Pedestrian Committee
Vision statement:
UW-Stevens Point will be safe and enjoyable for all while going to, leaving from and throughout campus, and encourage environmentally conscious transportation options through education, enforcement, engineering, evaluation and planning.

Resolution objectives:
Increase the health of faculty, staff, student and campus neighbors
Reduce carbon emissions
Present lower-cost travel options in comparison to motor vehicle travel
Address concerns regarding the safety of pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle patterns that run across both campus land and city streets
Apply for and receive League of American Bicyclists for Bicycle Friendly University status
Plan to increase biking and walking trips to campus while improving pedestrian safety
Create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to address feedback from the League of American Bicyclists and to increase the number of biking and walking trips within campus.

#2 The Green Fund mission is to encourage and fund projects that positively affect the sustainability of the UWSP campus community. The fund accomplishes this by investing capital in long term sustainable projects that affect the way our campus uses energy and our shared natural resources.


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

Bike & Pedestrian Committee
Jeff Brogan, Parking Services
Lucy DeLain, Student Gov. Assn. Sustainability Issues Director
Karin Hyler, Sociology staff
Dan Martinson, College of Natural Resources
University Planner
Alder Heidi Oberstadt
Taylor Christiansen, Office of Sustainability grad student
Robin Rothfeder, College of Natural Resources instructor
Bryant Sharenbroch, CNR Professor
Emily Wisinski, Tutor & Learning Center Lab Coordinator
Dave Barbier, Sustainability Coordinator
Chris Brindley, Grounds Superintendant

The Green Fund Steering Committee shall be composed of the Steering Committee Chair (SGA Environmental and Sustainability Affairs Director), one SGA seat, a Student Sustainability Coordinator seat, two RHA seats, a non-voting faculty seat, a non-voting seat for the university Sustainability Coordinator, and the five voting seats elected by the Student Organizations of UWSP.


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:

Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, the Office of Sustainability oversees the UW-Stevens Point sustainability programming initiatives. The department works collaboratively with Facility Services, WI Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST), WCEE Education for Sustainability (EfS), UWSP administration, faculty, staff, and student organizations to encourage and promote sustainable practices on campus.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2.25

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Dave Barbier - 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:

100% renewable electricity; EPA Green Power lists; US Dept. of Education Green Ribbon Schools 2017 award winner; Fair Trade Campus designation; campus-wide composting, social marketing campaign; annual GHG inventory and Second Nature reporting; STARS reporting; increased outreach activities such as annual Campus Sustainability Day event; increased student employment within the office; administrative energy pledges; creation of Bike & Pedestrian Safety committee

The Sustainability Coordinator position is responsible for the advancement of educational and environmental performance through a variety of activities including: outreach activities to individuals and organizations both internal and external to the University, project and program planning, strategic planning and leadership.


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