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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.

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Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
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 :

The Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee serves as both an advisory group and as an advocacy group that actively participates in sustainability initiatives with the Office of Sustainability staff. Both groups share a common mission and vision: to “coordinate and build partnerships for university-wide initiatives that advance the University of South Florida’s strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment. To achieve this mission, we actively support faculty, staff, students, alumni, and neighborhood partners in their efforts to transform the University of South Florida into a ‘Green University’, where decisions -structural and routine— consider both individual and collective impacts to our campus, community, economy, and environment.” Both groups also share a common set of values and goals: “As citizen-scholar activists, we share a sustainability ethic that promotes conserving resources, reducing waste, recycling and reusing materials, finding new sources of clean energy, increasing energy efficiency, and diminishing life-cycle impacts and our consumption of greenhouse gas producing materials. We engage in this ethic of stewardship to guide the development and implementation of programs, policies, and other courses of action in the operation and management of the University of South Florida as well as its institutional teaching, research, and service commitments.” The history of activities of the Sustainability Initiative Steering committee is documented on the Provost’s Office website, http://www.acad.usf.edu/Office/Strategic-Initiatives/Sustain-A-Bull-USF.htm, and the evolving functions of the committee are reported on the Office of Sustainability website.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Barnett, Mike-Business-Research
Baynard, Sarah -Physical Plant-Water, Energy, Green Building
Brinkmann, Bob -Geography-Climate Commitment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Chancey, Hollie -Maintenance & Special Allocation-Campus Committee
Connelly, Sarah -Provost-Recycling, Waste management & Purchasing
Cotter, George-Purchasing-Recycling, Waste management & Purchasing
Desai, Nainan -Physical Plant Auxiliary Services-Procurement, Water, Energy, Green Building
DeVore, Jacklyn -ESP Geography-Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Donerly, Barbara S.-USF FPC-Green Building ,Energy, Transportation
Durham, Delcie-Engineering-Energy, Research
Gjersten, David -Business Student-Green Building
Gonzalez, Enrique -Civil Engineer (CUTR)-Transportation
Goswami, Yogi-Chemical Engineering-Energy
Hanna‐West, Sharon-Business-Climate Commitment, Recycling, Waste management & Purchasing, Alumni & Outreach
Hendricks, Sara -CUTR/Engineering-Transportation
Hillsman, Ed -CUTR-Energy & Transportation
Isenbeck, Jennifer -Facilities Planning -Water, Energy & Green Building
Kaplon, Liz -Housing & Residential Edu.-Campus
Lafferty, Barbara -COBA-Marketing & Promotion
Lopez, Manuel -PATS-Transportation
Mihelcic, James R. -Civil Env Engineering-Energy, Water
Mistretta, Mark-CUTR-Transportation
Moumne, Toufic -Facilities Enhancement-Gas Inventory
Prakash, Siva -Physical Plant Division -Green Building, Recycling, Waste management & Purchasing
Peabody, Duncan-Civil Env Engineering-Energy, Water
Reeves Jr., Kingsley A. -IMSE/Engineering-Procurement, Water, Energy, Green Building
Russell, Stanley -Architecture-Green Building
Schonfeld, Martin-Philosophy-Curriculum
Simmons, Kathy-Physical Plant-Procurement, Water, Energy, Green Building
Trotz, Maya -Civil & Env. Engineering-Students
Trueman, Diana -Provost -All
VanSant, Brian-Building & Maintenance-Water, Energy, Green Building
Walker, Laurie -Bot. Garden/GPY/AS-Campus
Whiteford, Linda -Provost’s Office-All
Worrell, Steven -Civil Env Engineering-Energy, Water
Yeh, Daniel-CEE-Green Building, Water, Research


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 Office of Sustainability coordinates and builds partnerships for university-wide initiatives that advance the University of South Florida's strategic goal of creating a sustainable campus environment.

To accomplish this mission, we actively support faculty, staff, students, alumni, and neighborhood partners in their efforts to transform the University of South Florida into a 'Green University', where decisions—structural and routine—consider both individual and collective impacts to our campus, community, economy, and environment. As citizen-scholar activists, we share a sustainability ethic that promotes conserving resources, reducing waste, recycling and reusing materials, finding new sources of clean energy, increasing energy efficiency, and diminishing life-cycle impacts and our consumption of greenhouse gas producing materials. We engage in this ethic of stewardship to guide the development and implementation of programs, policies, and other courses of action in the operation and management of the University of South Florida system as well as its institutional teaching, research, and service commitments.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
9

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Dr. Christian Wells

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

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director works closely with the faculty, students, the regional campuses, and the Climate Commitment Steering Committee.

Primary responsibilities include:
• The overall management of the Office of Sustainability,
• The development of reports, programs, and policies related to operational sustainability for university facilities and infrastructure
• Responding to funding initiatives
• The development and execution of a strategic communication plan, and discussion of future academic plans

The Director works in close conjunction with Academic Affairs, which is responsible for the development of programs and policies relating to sustainability in teaching and research on campus.


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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