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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 Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Gioia Thompson
Director
UVM 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 :

UVM is committed to sustainability as an institution through its mission and strategic plan. As such the implementer of this are the institution's senior leaders. The senior leaders solicit community ideas through the creation of projects and committees, such as the Envisioning Environment committee.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

President
Provost
Vice President
Deans


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 aims to foster sustainable development and promote environmental responsibility at the University of Vermont by strategically bridging the academic activities of teaching, research, and outreach with the operations of the University. The UVM Office of Sustainability has emerged out of grassroots efforts in the 1990s to a professional office, under the guidance of our academic adviser, Dr. Stephanie Kaza.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
10

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

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Gioia Thompson

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

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director oversees the work of the office, reporting jointly to the VP for Academic Affairs and the VP of Finance. The Projects Coordinator handles various oversees department administration, handling communications, working on energy and climate action plan issues, and offering co-curricular support.


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

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