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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 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

There are several sustainability committees at UNCW, each with a specific focus (Housing and Residence Life, Library, etc). Over the past three years these committees have most often held programs that endorse sustainable practices, marketed how to be sustainable on campus and in the surrounding community and brought educational experiences (such as speakers) to campus. Additionally, a Sustainability Action Plan has been adopted, Sustainability Policy drafted and the second Greenhouse Gas Inventory completed.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

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

Committee Mission Statement
The UNCW Sustainability Committee shall advocate and facilitate collegial efforts to advance environmental integrity, economic vitality and social equity. The committee shall serve as a connection for students, faculty and staff to collaborate in order to engage in the development of values, advertisement of educational material, adoption of policies, and implementation of practices that strengthen the campus-wide commitment to sustainability.
Committee Charge
To prioritize, to facilitate the implementation of recommendations that are identified to further the mission of sustainable practices in all aspects of UNCW’s institutional culture, including operations, activities, academic programs and community relationships. The committee will provide an annual report to the chancellor that summarizes progress and future priorities.

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

Stan Harts, Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Diane S. Reed, Assistant Director of Career Center
Sustainability Coordinator:
Kat Pohlman, Sustainability Coordinator
Energy & Operations:
Steve Sharpe, Energy Manager
Energy & Operations:
Paul Reinmann, Facility Engineer Specialist
Energy & Operations:
Nic Troutman, Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life
Energy & Operations:
Bob Fraser, Associate Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs
Jack Hall, Professor of Environmental Studies
John Osinski, Health & Human Services Librarian / Lecturer
James Herstine, Professor of Health and Applied Human Sciences
Dennis Kubasko, Director of CESTEM
Kimberly Holbrook, Administrative Support Associate
Rebecca Warfield, Lecturer of English
Waste & Recycling:
Steve Swart, Assistant Director of ITS
Waste & Recycling:
Matt Rogers, Resident District Manager of Aramark
Waste & Recycling:
Brian Dailey, Director of Auxiliary Services
Natural Areas & Landscaping:
Roger Shew, Lecturer of Geography-Geology
Natural Areas & Landscaping:
Chris Randall, Landscape Services Superintendent
Logan Skowronski, EH&S Intern & Student Liaison
Research / Outreach:
Jennifer Biddle, Assistant Professor of Public & International Affairs
Research / Outreach:
Bonnie Monteleone, Administrative Associate Chemistry & Biochemistry

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Stan Harts - Chief Sustainability Officer, Kat Pohlman - Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Chief Sustainability Officer systematically incorporates sustainability throughout the institution by integrating the policy goals into the institution’s processes, administration, teaching, research, and engagement.
The Sustainability Coordinator organizes sustainable efforts and acts as a liaison for each department on campus in regards to sustainable efforts and actions. The Coordinator disperses information about sustainability success and forwards helpful ideas/tools to increase sustainability on campus.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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.