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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 57.03
Liaison Heather Lynch
Submission Date Oct. 4, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Saint Michael's College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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 Environmental Council will support campus activities and programs that work towards the College's environmental goals. This means fostering an environmentally sustainable campus culture. We will strive towards collaboration among members of the Saint Michael's College community and with residents and institutions in the neighboring towns and cities, with the State of Vermont, and with environmentally oriented institutions elsewhere in the world.

Council objectives:
-Recommending policies and processes appropriate to an institution in which environmental responsibility is a top priority.
-Supporting specific projects that enhance environmental protection.
-Encouraging programs that increase environmental consciousness and literacy among the members of the college and broader communities.
-Communicating Saint Michael's College’s environmental successes and challenges.
-Ensuring the continuity of the environmental movement at Saint Michael’s College


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

Greg Delanty - Faculty (English Department/Environmental Studies); council moderator
Heather Lynch - Staff (Office of Sustainability)
Brian Collier - Faculty (Art Department/ Environmental Studies)
Jeremy Metcalf - Staff (Sodexo)
Student representatives from Green Up (changes each year)


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:

People can make a positive difference in this world. This is the underlying principle that guides the Office of Sustainability at Saint Michael’s College. At Saint Michael’s College, sustainability encompasses more than just the typical “green” operational initiatives. Its reach extends across all disciplines and areas of the College and includes everything from what we consume to the rich and diverse culture in which we live. The Office is committed to strengthening our campus’s obligation to a socially and ecologically responsible world by connecting students, staff and faculty with opportunities to create a sustainable future. In utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability, the Office seeks to provide students with the necessary knowledge, values, skills and confidence for being change makers in the 21st century.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Heather J. Lynch: Director of Sustainability; Kristyn Achilich: Academic Program Coordinator for the Garden & Permaculture Site

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 Director of Sustainability's position was created with the intention to help bridge the various sustainability initiatives/programs occurring across the institution. The Director facilitates the development of strategies for incorporating environmental sustainability into the academic, residential and operational activities of Saint Michael's College and works to align activities across all sectors.


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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.