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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 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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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:

North Seattle College President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS) provides both college and district-wide leadership by designing and supporting sustainability-related policies, programs, and practices driven by the “triple bottom line.” The PACS develops and recommends policies, programs and strategies that promote sustainability in advancing student success, excelling in teaching and learning, and building a sustainable community.


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

• 1 – One representative from Administration, as appointed by the college president
• 1 – Sustainability Coordinator
• 3-4 – Student Leadership Sustainability Board
• 3 – Instruction (each from different departments)
• 3 – Administrative Services (each from different departments)
• 2-4 – Undesignated/Open membership


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 office is made up of the Sustainability Coordinator, work-study students, interns, volunteers and student leadership sustainability board members. The office develops sustainability curriculum with faculty members, develops projects with students that increase sustainability on campus while building skills that students can take into the workplace, advocates sustainability practices on campus and beyond, and generally act as a resource to anybody wanting to be more involved with sustainability.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Timothy Albertson, Sustainability Coordinator

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 former sustainability committee became the President's Advisory Council on Sustainability this last year. The primary responsibility of the Council is developing and reporting to the college's Sustainability Action Plan. NSC adopted a new strategic plan for 2016-2023, and sustainability is one of its core themes. The council helped guide the direction of many AASHE STARS initiatives and development of a campus landfill diversion plan.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Sustainability Coordinator, District

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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives 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.