Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jacek Ghosh
Director of Sustainability
VCU Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

VCU's Sustainability Committee was involved in developing the plan. The Sustainability Committee has faculty, staff and student representatives from both campuses and an array of departments.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

The plans goals include increasing the number of sustainability related educational offerings including classes and training. Ensuring compliance with green purchasing policies. Increasing student and community outreach and involvement in sustainability initiatives. Creating incentives to increase the amount of research with significant sustainability components or a sustainability focus.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

The progress is measured in the number of educational offerings, including classes and training, that the university offers. The percentage of the university that is compliant in the green purchasing policy. The number of sustainability focused research opportunities.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

This plan is included in as the Climate Plan and as the Sustainability Plan because it does not focus solely on climate change and green house gas reductions, but also focuses on educational opportunities, sustainability research, and sustainability related community engagement opportunities.

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