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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 41.99
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Montana
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eva Rocke
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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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:

Mission Statement:

Universities must play a leading role in education, research, policy development, information exchange, and community outreach in order to help create an equitable and sustainable future. The Sustainable Campus Committee recognizes the importance of this and aims to lead by example through the adoption of the Talloires Declaration's ten principles. By identifying and recommending projects that move the University towards sustainability, the Committee will provide momentum and guidance to UM administration, faculty, staff, and students to achieve environmentally and socially responsible living.

Charge:

To identify and recommend to the University President specific actions and stategic plans the University community can pursue to move the University towards greater environmental sustainability in its operations, research, teaching and servivce/outreach functions. To collaborate with on-campus and off-campus groups to implement these actions and plans and sustain them over time. To report to the campus community on the state of the university's sustainability efforts and on future plans each Earth Day.


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

Committee structure:
•The committee shall be composed of 12 members from the faculty, staff, administration, and students at the University of Montana.
•The committee members will be appointed by the UM President on the recommendation of ASUM, Staff Senate, Faculty Senate or the SCC.
•Members will serve two year terms.
•To capture a diversity of perspectives, the committee will draw from a variety of departments and services found on the campus.
•There will be three representatives from each of the following: administration, faculty, staff and students.

Current members of the Committee are:
CABINET OVERSIGHT
❏ Sheila M. Stearns, Interim President

COMMITTEE CHAIR
❏ Steve Thompson, Student Affairs
❏ Permanently Assigned
❏ Eva Rocke, Sustainability Coordinator
❏ Trevor Lowell, Director of Sustainability
FACULTY (Three; Two-year terms)
❏ Joshua Slotnick, Environmental Studies Program (2014)
❏ Suzanne Tilleman, Mangement & Marketing (2014)
❏ Teresa Sobiesczyk, Sociology (2015)
STAFF (Three; Two-year terms)
❏ Jameel Chaudhry, Facilities Serives (2018)
❏ Victoria Bigelow, UM Dining (2018)
❏ Edi Stan, Facilities Services (2018)
STUDENT (Three; One-year term)
❏ Meredith Repke
❏ Kaden Harrrison
❏ Sam Forstag
ADMINISTRATION (Three; Two-year terms)
❏ James McKusick, Dean, Davidson Honors College (2015)
❏ Liz Roosa-Millar, Director, University Center (2014)
❏ Brad Murphy, Adams Center (2016)
❏ Brian Kerns, Facilities Services (2018)
ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
❏ LIASONS
❏ Amy Kuenzi, Biology, MT Tech of The University of Montana
❏ Richard A. Appleman, Environmental Engineering, MT Tech of The University of Montana
❏ Robert C. Thomas, Environmental Sciences, The University of Montana Western


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:

The Office of Sustainability evolved out of the efforts of the Sustainable Campus Committee, Facilities Services, students, and the Recycling Oversight Committee. The Office of Sustainability is responsible for implementing recycling on campus and coordinating a variety of efforts in support of overall campus sustainability. Ongoing activities include alternative transportation, farm-to-college food services, facility energy conservation measures, energy-efficient new construction, and education on the environment and climate change. The Office also networks within the region and local community.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Eva Rocke, Sustainability Coordinator and Meredith Repke, ASUM Sustainability Coordinator

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:
Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

The Sustainability Coordinator develops and implements strategic initiatives that foster excellence in environmental sustainability for campus and is responsible for administering the Sustainability Program. Position duties include: designing, developing, coordinating and executing the sustainability program’s efforts; collaborating with campus and community constituents (both internal and external to the university) to solicit input and feedback in order to develop projects and program offerings


Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

The ASUM Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for promoting, developing, and implementing sustainability initiatives and activities at The University of Montana in collaboration with other UM sustainability staff. The Sustainability Coordinator works with both students and members of the campus community and serve as a liaison between these two groups. The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for initiating educational outreach campaigns aimed at generating student involvement in the University's sustainability efforts.


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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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