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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

This committee promotes sustainability within the University and in the University's relations with the larger community and seeks to enhance the University's standing as a global leader in sustainability. It assesses the progress of the University of Florida's sustainability efforts as compared to national and international best practices and pursues their implementation when appropriate. It aids in the development of policy with the Office of Sustainability and participates in the annual evaluations of that Office, its director and academic officer.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:
The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to make the University of Florida - in its operations, education, research, and outreach - a model of sustainability, integrating the goals of ecological restoration, economic development, and social equity.

In pursuing this mandate, the Office of Sustainability will encourage and facilitate the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff to generate knowledge, acquire skills, develop values, and initiate practices that contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on campus, in the state of Florida, and across the globe.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
4.50

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Anna Prizzia

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director, Office of Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The responsibilities of the Director include:
-Initiate, facilitate and coordinate opportunities to improve the sustainability of the University’s physical operations, including energy and natural resource conservation, waste management, procurement, planning, design and construction.
-Work with the Chief Academic officer to communicate, publicize and promote UF’s sustainability-related efforts within and beyond the UF community.
-Foster involvement, support and leadership for sustainability practices and projects among faculty, staff and students to create and maintain an institutional culture of sustainability.
-Develop and implement an incentive, recognition, and awards program for University units engaged in sustainability efforts. Initiate, facilitate and coordinate opportunities to extend UF’s community outreach and services in sustainability-related areas.
-Initiate, facilitate, and coordinate opportunities to extend UF’s community outreach and services in areas related to operations sustainability.
-Identify and aggressively pursue external funding, including grants and gifts, for sustainability practices and projects relating to outreach and operations, including, but not limited to, those directly administered by the Office of Sustainability. Assist faculty and staff in the pursuit of grants and external funding.
-Work with the Chief Academic Officer to develop opportunities for UF faculty and students to engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching that exploits UF operations as a model laboratory
-Publish a tri-annual Sustainability Indicators Report based on Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
http://sustainable.ufl.edu/office-of-sustainability/office-staff/
+ Date Revised: July 11, 2011

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