|Submission Date||July 24, 2015|
Virginia Commonwealth University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning
Sustainability Projects and Programs Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Institution has current and formal plans to advance sustainability. The plan(s) cover one or more of the following areas:
- Research (or other scholarship appropriate for the institution)
- Campus Engagement
- Public Engagement
- Air & Climate
- Dining Services/Food
- Diversity & Affordability
- Health, Wellbeing & Work
The plan(s) may include measurable objectives with corresponding strategies and timeframes to achieve the objectives.
The criteria may be met by any combination of formally adopted plans, for example:
- Strategic plan or equivalent guiding document
- Campus master plan or physical campus plan
- Sustainability plan
- Climate action plan
- Human resources strategic plan
- Diversity plan
For institutions that are a part of a larger system, plans developed at the system level are eligible for this credit.
This credit applies to all institutions.
Institutions earn ⅙ point for each of the areas listed for which they have formally adopted plans and an additional ⅙ point if the plans include at least one measurable objective with corresponding strategies and timeframes. A maximum of 4 points is available for this credit.
For scoring example, see the STARS Technical Manual.
Report on the institution’s current and formally adopted plan(s). Draft documents are not eligible for this credit.
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