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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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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 Sustainability Round Up is a regular convening of most of the sustainability professionals that are implementing various sustainability initiatives on campus. This group includes participants from Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, University Sustainability Practices, Energy Innovations Group, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Zero Waste, Memorial Union, Utilities, Wellness, Sun Devil Dining, Residence Life, Architects Office, Athletics, and Transportation.


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

Donna Lewandowski, Bicycle Program Manager, Parking and Transit
Krista Hicks, Sustainability Manager, Aramark
Gerry DaRosa, Director, Energy Innovations Group
Ellen Newell, Associate Director, FDM (Grounds)
Diana Gallese, Director, Materials Management
Jeff Rensel, Associate Director, Memorial Union
Ray Humbert, Associate Director, Parking and Transit
Alana Levine, Assistant Director, Zero Waste
Meredith Simpson, Director (Fiscal and Business Operations), Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Rob Perez, Associate Director (Residential Communities), Residence Life
JoEllen Alberhasky, Sustainability Coordinator, University Sustainability Practices
Corey Hawkey, Sustainability Manager, University Sustainability Practices
Susan Norton, Sustainability Coordinator, University Sustainability Practices
Lesley Forst, Sustainability Coordinator, University Sustainability Practices
Mick Dalrymple, Director, University Sustainability Practices
Dan O'Neil, Portfolio Manager, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Phil Plentzas, Director, Facilities Business Operations
Pete Wozniak, Manager, Sun Devil Athletics
Representative from ASU Wellness
Kendon Jung, Sustainability Coordinator for Student Engagement, Memorial Union


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 University Sustainability Practices office is the central office enacting Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives and tracking sustainability accomplishments. The purpose of the University Sustainability Practices Office is to identify challenges and opportunities to help change operations and individual behaviors across all units to meet the University’s sustainability goals.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
11

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Nichol Luoma, Associate Vice President, University Business Services & Chief Sustainability Officer; Mick Dalrymple, Dir. of USP; Corey Hawkey, Manager of USP; JoEllen Alberhasky, Manager of USP; Susan Norton, Manager of USP; Lesley Forst, Coord. Sr., USP

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:

ASU has several departments and other entities that are responsible for implementing sustainability.

University Sustainability Practices: USP, led by its Director and reporting to the Chief Sustainability Officer, is responsible for university-wide coordination, measurement and reporting, engagement, and campus practices with respect to sustainability.

USP is supported by:

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives. The ASU Wrigley Institute advances research, education and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first of its kind in the U.S., offers transdisciplinary degree programs focused on finding practical solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges.

The Institute is led by the Directorate and has a Board and Advisory Committee that includes the university President.

Facilities, Development, and Management: FDM is responsible for operations, maintenance, construction, and design for ASU. Both the Zero Waste department and the Energy Innovation Group (charged with implementing our carbon neutrality goals) are housed with FDM.

Many other departments like Sun Devil Dining, Parking and Transit, and many others also support sustainability at ASU.

Compared to 2007:

ASU has reduced net emissions 17% despite increasing gross square footage by 33% and enrollment by 37%. Additionally net emissions are down per gross square foot by 38% and net emissions per FTE by 40%.

More can be found here:

Sustainability Operations Annual Review 2015 https://cfo.asu.edu/zerowaste-publications


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.