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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 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Utah State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

The Sustainability Council has no official mission statement. Its unofficial mission is to advise the President and the University on policies and procedures to implement the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Each college has an official designated faculty representative, named by the dean of the college.


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

Mark Koven Assistant Professor or Art+Design, Foundations Coordinator
Ben Berrett Director of Planning, Design, & Construction
Stacy Bevan Clinical Professor of Dietetics
Ros Brain Professor of Environment and Society
Jeff Broadbent Associate VP for Research & Professor of NDFS (COA)
Carsten Meier Assistant Professor, Photography
Nancy Christensen Business Asst.- Proj & Eng
Corey Cozzens Dining Services Sous Chef 435-938-8215
Lawrence Culver Professor of History and designated Representative of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sean Damitz Director of the Student Sustainability Office
R. Ryan Dupont Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Head of Division of Environmental Engineering, Utah Water Research Laboratory and designated Representative of the College of Engineering
Alden Erickson Aggie Shuttle Coordinator
Jim Evans Professor of Structural Geology
Daniel Ferris Director of Utilities
Nick Flann Professor of Computer Science
Mike George Assistant Director of Support Services
Jack Greene Community Activist
Jordy Guth Architect and Planner
Scott Hampton LOAM Foreman
Lawrence Hipps Professor of Climatology
Mark Holt Electrical Engineer
Nancy Huntly Director of Ecology Center and Professor of Biology
Jim Huppi Landscape Architect
Steve Jenson Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life
Liz Kirkham Student, SSO graphics intern
Alexi Lamm Sustainability Coordinator
Carlos Licon Professor of LAEP
Emily Malik City of Logan Conservation Coordinator
Randy Martin Professor of Engineering
Lorin Mortensen Mechanical Engineer
Richard Mueller Associate Professor & Associate Dean, College of Science
James Nye Director Parking and Transportation
Reid Olsen Central Energy Plant, Utilities & HVAC Manager
Jamie Pearce Water Quality Engineer
Gary Phillips Mtn View Tower Housing
Jennifer Reeve Professor of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Nate Schwartz Recycling Coordinator
Ed Stafford Professor of Business and designated Representative of the Huntsman School of Business
Tamara Steinitz Professor of NSFS
Kate Stephens CCESL Asst Director
Penny Trinca USU prog coor, local farmer, founding member of Logan Gardener's Market
Jackie Lowry Community Member
Charles Darnell Associate VP for Facilities
Zac Cook Energy Manager
Joann Wilson Professor, Caine College of the Arts
Charles Waugh Professor, CHASS
Robert Schmidt Professor, College of Natural Resources
Rob Gilles Professor, College of Science
Mike Taylor Professor, Science
Susanne Janecke Professor, Science
Mike Taylor representative of non-profit organization
Glynn Hadley Engineer


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 Student Sustainability Office mission is to make a concrete place on campus where students can funnel their green ideas, obtain research grants for sustainability, and find out more ways to participate in sustainable living both during their time at USU and into their futures.


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:
Alexi Lamm

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:

The university has implemented carshare and rideshare programs. A matching, labelled recycling systems rolled out on campus in the 2014-2015 school year, and an industrial composter now handles pre-consumer food waste from Dining Services. The university participates in Energy Wars in the fall to reduce energy consumption and Recyclemania in the spring to reduce waste production as well as several other engagement events. The university has begun a Green office program and implementing transportation demand management strategies as a par of a new transportation master plan. An EcoHouse-themed Living Learning Community began in the 2013-2014 school year. The Planetary Thinking in the Curriculum initiative was launched in 2016.


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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.