Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.26
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2022

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Faculty, staff, and students formed the Sustainability Council when USU joined the President's Climate Commitment in 2007 to ensure present and future Aggies have the means to thrive. The vision is to infuse environmental, social, and economic sustainability throughout USU’s academic and operational endeavors.

The Sustainability Council advises the President and the University on policies and procedures to implement the American College and University Presidents Carbon Commitment. Work groups focus on air quality & transportation, curriculum, energy & the build environment, and engagement.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Avery Cronyn Aggie Blue Bike & Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
Lorien Belton Community-Based Conservation Program Coor.
Mike Dixon Asst. Professor of Management
Jack Greene Community member
Alexi Lamm Sustainability Program Manager
Patrick Singleton CEE Faculty
Hillary Swanson Chair, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
Dave Anderson Associate professor of Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture
John Ferguson Senior Lecturer of Management
Jennifer Givens Assistant Professor of Sociology
Mark Koven Associate Professor of ASTE
Shannon Peterson IOGP Director of Global Programs
Zac Cook Energy Manager
Jordy Guth Architect and Planner
Glynn Hadley Engineer
Jamie Hart Water Quality Engineer
Mark Holt Electrical Engineer
Jim Huppi Landscape Architect
Lorin Mortensen Mechanical Engineer
Reid Olsen Central Energy Plant, Utilities & HVAC Manager
Kate Stephens Associate Department Director / Community-Engaged Learning Director
Alan Andersen Executive Director for Dining Services
Justin Peterson South Campus Residence Director


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Social Action and Sustainability was formed fall of 2022 and is composed of the previous Service Center and Student Sustainability Office. The mission of the Student Sustainability Office was to make a concrete place on campus where students can funnel their green ideas, obtain research grants for sustainability, and find out more ways to participate in sustainable living both during their time at USU and into their futures. The new office is so new that it does not have a new mission. USU Center for Community Engagement, which includes the new office, recently hired CCE hired Giselle Bandley to serve as the Coordinator of Sustainability & Social Action within Student Affairs.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Alexi Lamm, Sustainability Program Manager

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
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 Council serves as the campus-wide coordination body, so efforts from Facilities and Student Affairs work together.

Over the past three years, the university developed a Greenhouse Gas Reduction plan. It installed more on-site solar on the Fine Arts Visual building and Gateway Parking Terrace. The university is in the process of developing a Central Energy Plant Carbon Reduction plan to examine the steps required to move away from fossil fuels, and it is also in the process of developing a Drought and Resiliency Plan to mitigate and adapt to the effects of drought. Additionally, greenhouse gas emissions have continued to decline year over year, and students taught each year by faculty with sustainability in their classes number in the thousands.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
---

Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
---

Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
---

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.