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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 Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

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Complete Expired Jack Byrne
Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Environmental Council (EC) is a standing committee that recommends policy, undertakes assessment and projects, educates the college community, and advises the President. The EC has worked on policy and outreach efforts related to management of college lands, environmentally preferred purchasing, energy, transportation, food, and carbon neutrality. The Environmental Council also awards grants to members of the college community for sustainability projects.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Faculty and Staff members:
Jack Byrne, Sustainability Integration Office
Tim Parsons, Facilities
Missy Beckwith, Facilities
Drew Macan, Human Resources
Liza Lloyd, Arts Center
Carolann Davis, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Derek Doucet,Center for Campus Activities and Leadership
Diane Munroe, Environmental Studies
Andrew Gardner, Athletics
Helen Young, Biology
Nadia Horning, Political Science
Marc Lapin, Environmental Studies
Jeff Howarth, Geography
Chester Harvey, Geography

Student members:
Virginia Shannon
Katie Romanov
David Clark-Barol
Luke Elder
Rhiya Trivedi
Ben Wessel
Pier LaFarge
Janet Bering
Jeff Lee
Jay Saper
Nora Lamm


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Sustainability Integration Office (SIO) develops, implements and supports sustainability initiatives at Middlebury College, striving for efforts that simultaneously achieve environmental, social, and economic goals throughout the campus community and college operations.

The SIO works with students, faculty, and staff in many different ways, from supporting independent research projects to working alongside administrators and facilities staff in the creation of green campus infrastructure such as the biomass gasification plant.

The SIO is also responsible for conducting an annual greenhouse gas inventory, which tracks Middlebury College’s carbon dioxide emissions and helps in our effort to be carbon neutral by 2016.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
2

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Jack Byrne

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Sustainability Integration

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Jack Byrne is the director of the Sustainability Integration Office (SIO) and is in charge of carrying out the duties of the office described above.


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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