Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.38
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Wellesley College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dorothea Von Herder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilites
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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:

First convened in the fall of 2013, the Advisory Sustainability Committee was a new addition to the Academic Council. The Committee’s main functions include:
● Advising the President on policies, priorities, and significant issues relating to sustainability at the College.
● Developing policies and priorities regarding how sustainability should be
factored into College operations and decisions.
● Gathering opinions from the College community on issues related to
sustainability, including conducting surveys as needed.
● Serving as a consultative body regarding relevant college initiatives.
● Working in conjunction with the Committee on Educational Research & Development and
the Committee on Curriculum & Academic Policy in supporting educational and curricular initiatives and share data regarding sustainability with the college community.
● Making recommendations to Academic Council about policies relating to sustainability.


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

Ann Cronin: Administrative Council Representative
Piper Orton: Vice President for Finance and Administration
Don Leach: Dean of Students or designee
Dorothea Von Herder: Sustainability Coordinator
Grant Perodeau: Union Representative
Katrin Monecke: Co-Chair
Marilyn Sides: Faculty (group A)
Nadya Hajj: Faculty (group B)
Paul Mullins: Union Representatives
Phil Jennings: Faculty (group B)
Rob Lamppa: Chief Sustainability Officer
Sarah Barbrow: Designee for the Chief Information Officer
2 Student Representatives:
-Sarah Hull (2020)
-Nathalie Bolduc (2019)
Sergio Parussa: Faculty (group A)
Yui Suzuki: Faculty (group C, chair of the committee)
Tara Henrichon: Parent's Office
Yue Hu: Co-Chair


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:

The Office of Sustainability is a sub-group of Facilities at Wellesley College. While we certainly commit ourselves to operational improvements and efficiencies on campus, our office has reached across many platforms on campus beyond our title.

The Sustainability Office at Wellesley College consists of two full-time jobs:
1) Director of Energy, Infrastructure and Chief Sustainability Officer
2) Sustainability Coordinator

The Sustainability Office also hires 5-6 interns during the academic year and 2-5 during the summer.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Rob Lamppa, Chief Sustainability Officer and Dorothea Von Herder, 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:

In 2016 the committee published a comprehensive sustainability plan for the campus, which extended to 2026. Working through ideas for the plan included multiple events around campus meant to include the community. See here for details: http://cs.wellesley.edu/~namadeo/sust/.


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