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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 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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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 primary purpose of the committee is to approve expenditures of the Sustainable Campus Fee to create a more environmentally friendly campus that strives to be carbon-neutral, in accordance with TBR and TTU guidelines, policies and procedures. The committee may also advise the University Administration on sustainability policy, educate the community on its sustainability initiatives, or otherwise provide mentoring and support for a sustainable campus.


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

Ms. Lindsay Mills, student, Committee Chair
Ms. Valerie Greenwood, staff
Ms. Katie Williams, staff
Dr. Tammy Boles, faculty
Ms. Nicole Williams, staff
Mr. Kevin Tucker, staff
Mr. Troy Smith, faculty
Mr. Justin Douglass, student
Mr. Philip Shearry, student
Mr. Grant Ley, student, Social Media Chair
Mr. Jake Ramaker, student
Mr. Michael Sia, student
Mr. Cole Stovall, student
Ms. Fantasia Erdman, student


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:

In the fall of 2015, TTU's Office of Sustainability was established to help promote and document sustainable initiatives on campus.


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:
DeLayne Miller, Sustainability Manager

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:

In addition to the main Sustainable Campus Committee, there is a sub-committee that specifically coordinates with the campus community. This group works with other organizations on campus that could partner on events or might be interested in bringing in various proposals to further the sustainability initiatives on campus. They inform these groups of the open meetings, and keep note of students who might be interested in being a part of the committee when positions open up. This group is also responsible for working with Residential Life and maintaining a partnership with them.

Other coordination includes: Student-led "Think Tanks" (Brainstorming Workshops) 1-2 per semester; personal contact with Deans, Department Chairs, Club and Group leaders.


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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.