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Liaison Donna Liss
Submission Date March 14, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Truman State University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,011

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

-- From theme 2 of the Truman Strategic Plan --

2.4. Make campus more sustainable by reducing consumption of resources.

Rationale: “Sustainability is about balance. Ecological sustainability will occur when humanity consumes elements of the biosphere at a rate that does not exceed their regeneration and emits only as much waste as can be absorbed by biological systems. Economic sustainability is achieved when our expenditures are commensurate with our income in the long run and our use of economic resources is fair. . . . Social sustainability requires general well-being, justice, and peace; inequities are not sustainable” (Merkel and Litten, 2007, p. 9).

The purpose of goal 2.4 is to emphasize to our community the importance of considering the sustainability of our various practices. Whether the resources consumed are financial, environmental, or human capital, we need to ensure that our practices are in balance for the long haul. Strategies and action plans supporting the triple bottom line (finances, planet, and people) should result from this goal.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

-- From theme 2 of the Truman Strategic Plan --

2.4. Make campus more sustainable by reducing consumption of resources.

Rationale: “Sustainability is about balance. Ecological sustainability will occur when humanity consumes elements of the biosphere at a rate that does not exceed their regeneration and emits only as much waste as can be absorbed by biological systems. Economic sustainability is achieved when our expenditures are commensurate with our income in the long run and our use of economic resources is fair. . . . Social sustainability requires general well-being, justice, and peace; inequities are not sustainable” (Merkel and Litten, 2007, p. 9).

The purpose of goal 2.4 is to emphasize to our community the importance of considering the sustainability of our various practices. Whether the resources consumed are financial, environmental, or human capital, we need to ensure that our practices are in balance for the long haul. Strategies and action plans supporting the triple bottom line (finances, planet, and people) should result from this goal.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

-- From theme 2 of the Truman Strategic Plan --

2.4. Make campus more sustainable by reducing consumption of resources.

Rationale: “Sustainability is about balance. Ecological sustainability will occur when humanity consumes elements of the biosphere at a rate that does not exceed their regeneration and emits only as much waste as can be absorbed by biological systems. Economic sustainability is achieved when our expenditures are commensurate with our income in the long run and our use of economic resources is fair. . . . Social sustainability requires general well-being, justice, and peace; inequities are not sustainable” (Merkel and Litten, 2007, p. 9).

The purpose of goal 2.4 is to emphasize to our community the importance of considering the sustainability of our various practices. Whether the resources consumed are financial, environmental, or human capital, we need to ensure that our practices are in balance for the long haul. Strategies and action plans supporting the triple bottom line (finances, planet, and people) should result from this goal.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

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