Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.65
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Weber State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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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:

Weber State University's Environmental Issues Committee has the following charges as specified by the faculty senate:

1. Help facilitate the modeling of best practices for economic and environmental sustainability at WSU.

2. Serve as a local and statewide source for scientifically-based information and for leadership on environmental issues affecting Utah and the Wasatch Front.

3. Help facilitate integration of environmental initiatives into academic affairs, student affairs, and facilities management.


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

- Dr. Alice Mulder, Sustainability Practices and Research Center Director (Co-chair)
- Dr. Heather Root, Science (Co-chair)
- Dr. Matt Gnagey, Business
- Dr. John Kelly, Engineering Applied Science and Technology
- Miranda Kispert, Library
- Dr. T. Grant Lewis, Outdoor Education
- Dr. Jenny Kokai, Arts & Humanities
- Dr. Mark A. Stevenson, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Dr. Christy Call, Arts & Humanities
- Dr. Brandon Burnett, Science
- Dr. Jonny Kelly, Health Sciences
- Mark Halverson, Facilities (Ex Officio)
- Clay Rasmussen, Liaison
- Drew Hodge, Energy & Sustainability Office
- Rebecca Cruz, Goddard School of Business/SCM
- Jan Hamer, Arts & Humanities
- Dr. Mary Foss, Engineering Applied Science and Technology
- Nikki Nagamine, Housing
- Hailey Burton, Energy & Sustainability Office
- Bonnie Christianson, Sustainability Practices and Research Center
- Jenn Bodine, Energy & Sustainability Office
- Kayla Hickman, Energy & Sustainability Office
- Kyia Hill, Energy & Sustainability Office
- Christian Phomsouvanh, student senate
- Dr. Frank Harrold, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Dr.Carla Trentleman, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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:

Energy and Sustainability Office Mission:

To make Weber State University a leader and model by transforming the University into a carbon neutral and sustainable campus through the use of intelligent business practices. The Energy and Sustainability Office embraces the idea that business goals and environmental goals are not mutually exclusive and must in fact be pursued together to successfully generate a sustainable university.

The Energy and Sustainability Office shall work to help create an environmentally literate campus and community by educating students, faculty, staff and the regional general public on sustainable practices. A part of that education will comprise communicating regularly and transparently with the campus and the public about WSU’s sustainability progress.

Sustainability Practices and Research Center Mission:

The mission of the Weber State University Sustainability Practices and Research Center is to inform and educate WSU students, faculty, staff and the local and statewide community in order to ensure the sustainability of our region and our world for future generations. The Center serves as an academic counterpart to and partner with the Energy & Sustainability Office, and works closely with the Environmental Initiatives Committee, serving as a hub to connect campus activities, programs, departments and community partners in order to advance a commitment to sustainability in the region.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
17

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jennifer Bodine (Sustainability Manager), Dr. Alice Mulder (Sustainability Practices and Research Center Director), Bonnie Christiansen (Academic 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:

WSU has two sustainability offices responsible for institution-wide coordination. The Energy & Sustainability Office is located in the Facilities Management Department and is responsible for sustainable campus operations. The Sustainability Practices and Research Center is located in Academic Affairs and is responsible for curriculum development and research support. On and off campus engagement is the responsibility of both offices.

Some of the most significant accomplishments can be found in the annual report located here: https://www.weber.edu/sustainability/reports.html


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