Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

"Wellesley College considers environmental sustainability to be an important component of its core mission. As part of this commitment, the college will consider sustainability as a commitment, the college will consider sustainability as a factor in all institutional decisions. Members of the Wellesley community have individual and collective responsibility for environmental stewardships".

This statement, which is now being incorporated across the college, was developed by the Sustainability Advisory Committee and it was adopted by the college president in February 2007.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

For the 2010-2011 academic year:

Kate Salop, Assistant VP & Executive Assistant to President
Patrick Willoughby, Sustainabilty Director

Additional Members:

Chris Bandereck, Director of Operations, Food Service
Robert Bossange, Assistant Vice-President for Administration
Beth DeSombre, Frost Professor of Environmental Studies
Tina Dolan, Purchasing Manager
Jessica Hunter, Program Coordinator, Environmental Studies
Kristina Jones, Director, Botanical Gardens
Donald Leach, Assistant Director of Residential Life
Laura Reiner, Research & Instruction Librarian

Danielle Gaglini '11
Alex French '11
Amanda Faulkner '11
Lesley Penticoff '11

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The sustainability office collaborates with other departments and students (classes/organizations/individuals) to design and implement new programs and revise administrative policies in order to promote sustainability within the campus community and lower the institution's environmental impact

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Patrick Willoughby

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director of Sustainability is responsible for ensuring that the college meets the Four Aspirational Goals outlined by the Sustainability Advisory Committee.

In addition he designs new initiatives to be implemented across campus. He also works closely with students and the academic community to fund, support, and publicize student and community programs.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

The Director of Sustainability works with departments and facilities to promote sustainability, helps carry out SAC initiatives, and devises innovative ways for Wellesley to move toward a more sustainable future.

The intern will work with the current Director of Sustainability to spearhead a first-year orientation sustainability program, help revamp the College's recycling program, research and gather data on current behavior, and work during the academic year to increase student involvement on sustainability initiatives.

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