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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 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bill Brown
Director of Sustainability
Office of sustainability
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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 Campus Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is a roughly forty member body that consists of a faculty and staff co-chair, the staff and faculty co-chairs of each of the seven Working Groups, and representatives from across the campus, including representatives from the Bloomington Faculty Council, Bloomington Professional Council, IU Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Athletics, and a number of administrative departments.

The mission of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board is to provide broad-based academic and operational support for Indiana University’s Office of Sustainability.

The Office seeks to develop a broad, interdisciplinary academic and operational program that represents a systematic institutional effort to address large-scale issues of human-environment interaction on a local, regional, and global scale, as developed in the January 2008 Campus Sustainability Report.


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

Executive Board:
Tom Evans, Co-Chair (Faculty)
Hank Hewetson, Co-Chair (Staff)
Jim Capshew, Education & Research (Faculty)
Andrew Libby, Education & Research (Staff)
Sanya Carley, Energy & Built Environment (Faculty)
Mark Menefee, Energy & Built Environment (Staff)
Melissa Clark, Environmental Quality & Land Use (Faculty)
Mike Girvin, Environmental Quality & Land Use (Staff)
Dan Knudsen, Food (Faculty)
Steven Lalevich, Food (Staff)
Mary Embry, Resource Use & Recycling (Faculty)
Mary Robbins, Resource Use & Recycling (Staff)
Nathan Ensmenger, Sustainable Computing (Faculty)
Noma Maier, Sustainable Computing (Staff)
Colin Allen, Transportation (Faculty)
Julie Bauters, Transportation (Staff)

General CSAB Membership:
Charles Peters, Bloomington Faculty Council
Pauline Campbell, Bloomington Professional Council
Martin McCrory, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
Melissa Bergsneider, Residence Hall Association
Brandon Zimny-Schmitt, Indiana University Student Association
Caryn Hojnicki, Athletics Department
Michael Baker, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Tim Rice, Office of Procurement Services
Mia Williams, Campus Division
Steven Lalevich, Healthy IU
Dennis Cromwell, University Information Technology Services
Brian Moellers, Budgeting Office
Phillipa Guthrie, Indiana University Foundation
Jeff Kaden, Energy Management and Utilities
Tom Gieryn, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Mike Wade, Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Jeff White, Integrated Program in the Environment
Jennifer Kincaid, Office of the Executive Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning and Policy
John Grew, Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations
Jane Rogan, Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Kyle Norweg, Graduate Student Professional Government
Michael French, Student Sustainability Council
Michael Valliant, Service Learning Program
Adam Thies, Office of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities
Rick van Cooten, Office of the Vice President for Research
Jacqui Bauer, City of Bloomington Sustainability Coordinator


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 Office of Sustainability (IUOS) works to advance sustainable human-environment interactions within the Bloomington campus and community by collaborative academic and operational initiatives. The mission of IUOS is to catalyze a thriving culture of sustainability in academic, research, operations, administration, campus life and community outreach to enhance environmental health, economic prosperity, and social equity.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Bill Brown, University Director of Sustainability; Andrew Predmore, Associate Director of Sustainability; Kristin Brethova, Assistant Director of Sustainability

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 Office of Sustainability consists of four full-time staff members and fourteen to eighteen student interns at any given time. The mission of the IU Office of Sustainability is to catalyze a thriving culture of sustainability in academic, research, operations, administration, campus life and community outreach to enhance environmental health, economic prosperity, and social equity.

The Office established 20 Goals for 2020, has provided valuable internship experience for over 250 students, has engaged dozens of faculty in the Sustainability Community of Practice workshop, and provided funding and support for dozens student research projects. See sustain.indiana.edu for more information.


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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.