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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 61.96
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Portland Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Briar Schoon
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management 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:

In support of PCC Board Policy B707-Sustainable Use of Resources, the PCC Sustainability Leadership Council spearheads the implementation, ongoing monitoring and updating of the College's sustainability commitments, including the Climate Action Plan, Strategic Plan and Sustainability Plan (in development).


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

-the PCC Sustainability Leadership Council (SLC) Co-Chairs (2)
-the Chairs of each of the SLC Subcommittees (6)
-the PCC (District) Sustainability Manager (1)
-the PCC District Sustainability Analyst (1)
-Facilities representatives (3)
-the PCC Director of Auxiliary Services (1)
-one rotating PCC Campus Sustainable Practices Coordinator (1)
-one rotating Dean of Instruction (with different affiliation than Campus President SLC Co-Chair) (1)
-student representatives (2)
-faculty representatives (2)
-one rotating Student Leadership Coordinator (with different affiliation than Campus President PSC Co-Chair) (1)
Total: 21 members (20 voting members)


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:

Yes, the college has a District Sustainability Office with a Sustainability Manager, Sustainability Analyst, Sustainability Assistant (part-time) and a Recycling Technician.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3.50

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sustainability Manager - Briar Schoon; Rock Creek Sustainability Coordinator - Elaine Cole

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 District Sustainability Office coordinates the Sustainability Leadership Council, implements the Climate Action Plan, and collaborates with college stakeholders to advance the college's mission and goals related to sustainability.

Campus-based coordinators provide oversight to the learning gardens and campus-specific initiatives with students and faculty.


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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.