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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 Silver
Overall Score 48.07
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Black Hills State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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 Committee's mission is to recommend strategies to advance BHSU’s commitment to sustainability, promote sustainability efforts on campus, and educate the campus community on sustainability issues.


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

Petrika Peters, Sustainability Coordinator
Kathy Johnson, VP, Finance & Administration
Katie Greer, Assistant Director, Facilities Services
Dan Asunskis College of Business & Natural Sciences
Jace DeCory, College of Liberal Arts
Abigail Domagall, College of Business & Natural Sciences
Nicholle Dragone, College of Liberal Arts
Andy Johnson, Assistant Professor, Physics
Sandy Marker, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Chris McCart, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Adam Roosa, Marketing and Communications
Brian Smith, College of Business & Natural Sciences
John Ginther, Assistant Director, Residence Life
Janette Hettick, Recruitment/Retention Specialist


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:

We hire many students in our office that work an average of 10-15 hours/week. At any given time with have 2-7 student employees. Our Assistant Director of Facility Services is the former Sustainability Coordinator and focuses about half of her time on sustainability-related initiatives such as our local food initiatives and energy efficiency measures.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Petrika Peters, 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:

The Sustainability Committee and the sustainability office both work institution-wide. They coordinate Earth Day and Sustainability month, and Arbor Day activities, campus-wide recycling efforts, local food programming, bike initiatives, STARS reporting, and more.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Assistant Director of Facility Services

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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.