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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 56.88
Liaison Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Submission Date June 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Wake Forest University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

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

Following the 2012 STARS submission, the office facilitated the development of a three-year strategic plan. The plan is now complete and the office is facilitating the completion of a new STARS assessment that will serve as a new baseline for strategic goal setting.


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:

Wake Forest University
Sustainability Working Group Charter

Purpose:

The purpose of the Sustainability Working Group at Wake Forest University is to serve the need to work collaboratively across multiple areas of campus operations, academics, and student life to achieve campus sustainability goals.

The group will:
o Gather data for sustainability assessment framework(s) as needed
o Develop collaborative initiatives that improve the sustainability of the campus
o Develop guidelines and policies for campus sustainability
o Develop a long-range sustainability action plan for campus

Composition:

The working group is comprised of staff, faculty, and student members whose work actively supports the university’s guiding principles for sustainability. In accordance with the purpose of the group, the members should represent departments, units, and campus organizations that actively work to increase the sustainability of the university. The group is not an advisory group.


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

Representatives from the following departments, units, and campus organizations are charter members of the group:
Athletics
Bookstores
Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Communications and External Relations
Custodial Services
Dining Services
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Environmental Health & Safety
Human Resources
Information Services
Landscaping Services
Maintenance and Utilities
Parking and Transportation
Planning and Construction
Procurement Services
Residence Life and Housing
Student Government
Waste Reduction and Recycling

Representatives should be designated by a dean, department chair, or director.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to encourage and facilitate the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff to generate knowledge, acquire skills, develop values, and initiate practices that contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on campus, in the Triad, and across the globe.

The Office of Sustainability supports faculty, students, and staff in assuming leadership to transform the following fifteen guiding principles into practices:

Stewardship
Service and Outreach
Teaching and Research
Energy Conservation and Climate Change
Land and Resource Management
Dining and Food Systems
Built Environment
Waste Reduction
Procurement
Transportation
Health and Wellbeing
Equity
Cultural Climate
Investment
Development


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
2.50

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Dedee DeLongpre Johnston

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to encourage and facilitate the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff to generate knowledge, acquire skills, develop values, and initiate practices that contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on campus, in the Triad, and across the globe.

The director is responsible for enacting the mission of the office.


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

The office employs 10 undergraduate interns.

The director of the office holds a standing appointment on the board of the university's academic and research center, the WFU Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability. The office and the center share administrative services and are housed in the same physical space on campus.

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.