Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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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 Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee (ESSC) provides oversight and recommendations for sustainability initiatives at UW-Stout. This includes:

*Proposing strategies to move toward sustainable campus operations in accordance with the American College & University President's Climate Commitment mandates;

*Encouraging the incorporation of sustainability into the curriculum;

*Providing oversight and recommendations regarding sustainability policies to be considered for university adoption;

*Assisting with sustainability-related community outreach; and

*Assisting in increasing public awareness and participation in the plan.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

The ESSC is comprised of 15 members, 11 nominated positions representing different areas of the university and 4 at-large positions. 2012-2013 representatives are as follows:

*Wendy Stary (Academic and Student Affairs)
Assistant Professor, Engineering & Technology Department

*Glendali Rodriguez (Faculty Senate)
Associate Professor, Construction Department

*Keith McCarten (Parking Services)
Police Sergeant

*Jeff Keenan (Student Life Services)
Stout Adventures Coordinator, University Recreation

*Juliana Lucchesi (Ally Initiatives)
Sustainability Specialist

*Arthur Kneeland (Senate for Academic Staff)
Lecturer, Biology Department

*Joan Menefee (At-Large)
Associate Professor, English & Philosophy Department

*Sarah Rykal (Sustainability Office)
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

*Chris Struve (Stout Student Association)
Student/Sustainability Senator

*Jason Introwitz (At-Large)
Student

*Wendy Jedlicka (At-Large)
Lecturer, Art & Design/Sustainable Management

*John Paulus (Physical Plant)
Building & Grounds Superintendent, Physical Plant

*Danny Jay (Greensense)
Student

*Ann Marie Hoffman (University Housing)
Assistant Director, University Housing

*Ben Markl (At-Large)
University Housing Sustainability Work Team


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 mission of UW-Stout's Environmental Sustainability Office is to foster a culture of environmental sustainability among the university community by coordinating sustainability priorities; engaging students and staff in sustainability initiatives; working with local, regional, and national organizations; and promoting UW-Stout's work in the area of sustainability.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
3

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Sarah Rykal

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Environmental Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for fostering a culture of environmental sustainability among the university community by coordinating sustainability priorities, engaging students and staff in sustainability initiatives and promoting the university’s positive environmental record. The coordinator identifies, recommends and monitors progress towards the university’s climate action plan and university sustainability priorities. The coordinator serves as the liaison between the university and state, regional and national environmental organizations. The coordinator serves as the chair of the environmental sustainability steering committee and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Student Life Services.


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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