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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 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Emily Schweitzer
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
EcoMotion/Coalesce
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

In the past three years, EcoMotion has facilitated and helped to support:
- Recyclemania
- Student Sustainability Ambassadors
- Sustainability Committee
- Green Office Clean-out, supply exchange, confidential paper shredding
- Enhancing recycling practices in the university through new signage and bins throughout campus
- Worked with faculty to integrate sustainability into the curriculum
- Working to create a culture of sustainability throughout campus


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 serves as the central nervous system to Bryant's sustainability program. It serves as a platform to empower ideas that surface in various departments/divisions and on the committee level to form sustainability initiatives, goals, and behavior change. Member responsibilities include representing respective department/division and serving as ambassadors for Sustainability at Bryant in helping communicate and implement sustainability events, campaigns, and goals of the University. In addition, members should be acquainted with Bryant's Sustainability Plan, Implementation Tracking System, Energy Guidelines, Capital Investments in Sustainability, and STARS Silver Report (links can be found on the Sustainability at Bryant website). Members are encouraged to propose agenda items, circulate relevant campus and community sustainability news and advise on Student Sustainability Ambassador projects.


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

Co-Chairs:
• Dr. Gaytha Langlois, Academic Affairs
• Greg Gurney, Facilities

Facilitators:
• Sierra Flanigan, EcoMotion
• Talia Arnow, EcoMotion

Members:

Sharmin Attaran - Academic Affairs
Nanci Weinberger - Academic Affairs
Annette Cerilli - Academic Affairs
Ed Cook - Business Affairs
Sue Colantonio - Business Affairs
John Ruppert - Athletics
Cathy Currie/ Meaghan Trayner
Rich Dankel - Student Activities
Ray Fogarty - Academic Affairs
Scott Gauthier - Business Affairs
David Leduc - Facilities
Penny Pietraszka - IT
Katie McAttee/Linda Murray - Enrollment Management
Scott O'rourke - Dining
Alex Dephoure - Dining
Gail Valentine - Business Affairs
Dina Mc Auliffe-Silva - HR
Kathleen Brown - alumni relations and advancement
Kristin Biggins - residential life
Scott Connolly - residential life
Charlene Farley - facilities
Mike Matias - development
Alison Plante - health and wellness
Kayla Michaud - undergraduate student
Shelby Gault - undergraduate student


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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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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Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
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The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Talia Arnow

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Talia Arnow serves as a Sustainability Coordinator at Bryant. She facilitates the Student Sustainability Ambassadors, the Sustainability Committee, recyclemania, STARS submittals, and other sustainability-related initiatives on campus.


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) 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.