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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.

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Liaison Sandy Beauregard
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colby College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kevin Bright
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Just in the Spring of 2014, there were several examples of accomplishments led by the Office of Sustainability. It helped coordinate a successful Earth Week, led a RecycleMainia event, helped students and staff members earn LEED accreditation, encouraged physical plant to add a plug-in hybrid to its fleet, and led a waste audit.


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 Environmental Advisory Group (EAG) was formed in 2000 to advise the President and College community on issues related to the environmental stewardship of the campus and region. The EAG hopes to raise awareness about ongoing environmental initiatives, promote environmental consciousness, show on- and off-campus audiences that Colby is actively addressing environmental concerns, and demonstrate that EAG is a dynamic organization.


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

Doug Terp (Administrative Vice President), Kevin Bright (Sustainability Coordinator), Russ Cole (Professor of Biological Sciences), Jan Holly (Professor of Mathematics and Statistics), Phillip Nyhus (Professor of Environmental Studies), Pat Whitney (Director of Physical Plant), Dale DeBlois (Environmental Program Manager), Casey Ballin (Student), Kathryn Coe (Student), Erin Love (Student), John Macdonald (Student)


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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 Sustainability Coordinator directs the Office of Sustainability and helps integrate College operations with academic programs, student and faculty research, civic engagement initiatives, and community outreach. Sustainability and resource conservation are core values and strategic priorities at Colby, and the coordinator works closely with administrators, faculty, students, and staff to identify, develop, implement, and promote collaborative strategies that advance these core values and strategic priorities.


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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Kevin Bright, Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Primary responsibilities of the Sustainability Coordinator include fostering a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff; identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability initiatives; planning and developing long- and short-range sustainability programs; engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus departments and offices; networking with peer institutions to maintain current working knowledge of sustainability best practices on college campuses; and, representing Colby at regional and national sustainability meetings.


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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