Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 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 Initiatives 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:

- Dr. Alice Mulder, Sustainability Practices and Research Center Director (Co-chair)
- Dr. Mark Stevenson, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (Co-chair)
- Dr. Shellee Dyer, College of Engineering, Applied Science, and Technology
- Dr. Hannah Stedge, College of Health Professions
- Dr. Julian Chan, College of Science
- Dr. Stefon Wolfgramm, Education, Access, and Outreach
- Dr. Linnette Wong, College of Education
- Dr. Katharina Schramm, College of Science
- Savannah Coburn, Student Government Representative
- Justin Owen, energy manager
- Bonnie Christiansen, academic sustainability coordinator
- Dr. David Ferro, College of Engineering, Applied Science, and Technology
- Dr. Daniel Pyle, College of Education
- Dr. Gavin Roberts, College of Business and Economics
- Joan Gustafson, Sustainability Practices and Research Center
- Dr. Tariq Arif, College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology
- Dr. Shelley Thomas, College of Arts and Humanities
- Dr. Courtney Craggett, College of Arts and Humanities
- Dr. Joanna Gautney, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Dr. Sophie Beck, College of Arts and Humanities
- Dr. Nicole Anderson, College of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology
- Mark Halverson, Facilities Management Director
- Analeah Vaughn, Green Department Program Coordinator
- Jenn Bodine, Sustainability Manager


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:

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 of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
15

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?:
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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