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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 Bronze
Overall Score 42.59
Liaison Jeffrey Clark
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Lawrence University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Christopher Lee
Vice President Finance and Administration
Administration
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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:

Environmental Responsibility Committee (ERC) is a committee under the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC). ERC and the sustainability fee that every student pays went towards funding automatic LED lighting in the science hall. There is also the Physical Planning Committee.


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 purpose of the Environmental Responsibility Committee is to promote understanding and awareness of environmental responsibility within the Lawrence community and to sponsor educational programs on environmental responsibility. By working on projects initiated by its own members, as well as sponsoring projects/initiatives of students of Lawrence through the ERC grant, the environmental responsibility committee attempts to draw attention to the importance of environmental sustainability at Lawrence and its impact on the world. The ERC is a place for committee members and students to recognize the problems of environmental responsibility that Lawrence University faces and attempt to solve them. The Sustainability Fund Administration & Oversight Committee serves under ERC, which is tasked with administration of the revolving sustainability fund established on a five year pilot. The committee has worked closely with ERC in the past and is expected to merge to form a single committee.

The Physical Planning Committee discusses maintenance, renovation and change to the existing infrastructure and facilities at Lawrence University as well as campus sustainability initiatives


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

The Physical Planning shared governance committee is composed of administrators, faculty representatives, and student representatives.


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?:
No

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
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A brief description of each sustainability officer position:
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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.