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Liaison Debra Shepard
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Wentworth Institute of Technology
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Debra Shepard
Sustainability Consultant
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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:

The mission of the Wentworth Sustainability Committee is to provide leadership for reducing the Institute’s impact on the local, regional, and global environment. We recommend approaches for increasing the Institute's commitment to sustainability in all areas of the campus including materials and energy use, waste management, construction, purchasing, and the campus curriculum while staying within the boundaries of the Institute’s financial resources and good business practices.

The Carbon Commitment (formerly the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment) is an essential tool for Wentworth to promote communication and education about sustainability issues and achievements, and to encourage sustainable practices within Wentworth and the neighboring community.


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

The diverse membership of the Sustainability Committee includes staff in Physical Plant (including energy, grounds, waste management, etc.), Planning & Construction, Business Services, faculty in Facilities Management & Business Management, Science, Computer Science, and Architecture, and student representatives including the Wentworth Environmental Collaborative President and student sustainability intern.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Michael Bergeron, Director of Energy Management & Sustainability; Debra Shepard, Advisor and Consultant to the WIT Sustainability Committee

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:

Wentworth's Sustainability Committee is a multi-stakeholder group of faculty, staff, and students cochaired by the Associate Vice President of Physical Facilities and Director of Energy Management & Sustainability, and managed on a day-to-day basis by the Advisor / Consultant to the Sustainability Committee. The Sustainability Committee has been in existence since 2008, and leads collaborative efforts including energy efficiency and climate action planning, sustainability metrics and reporting, development of recycling guidelines and process improvements, Earth Day and other outreach campaigns and communications.


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