Innovative, intentional change must start with a good plan. At Earlham, embedding sustainability into our institutional fabric is guided by our Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, written by students, faculty, and staff in 2012-13. The Plan is a living document, and our Sustainability Advisory Committee reviews and updates it regularly.
Sustainability Advisory Committee
This governance committee meets bi-monthly and is charged with assessing the implementation of the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan.
Current committee members include:
Sena Landey, V.P. of Finance and Operations
Ian Smith, Director of Facilities
David Masterson, EC '17 Student
Sarah Waddle, Sustainability Coordinator
Jay Roberts, Director of the Center for Integrated Learning
Nicol Chinchilla, EC '16 Student
Gail Clark, Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Charlie Peck, Professor of Computer Science
Brent Smith, Professor of Biology
Knoll Bendsen, Media Technition
Bobbi Cayard, Administrative Assistant, Math Department
Kathy Guyler, Director of Dining Services
Comprehensive Sustainablity Plan
The Comprehensive Sustainability Plan was written by the Environmental Responsibility Committee (predecessor to the Sustainability Advisory Committee) in the 2011-2012 academic year. The document covers the broad categories of Operations, Community, Curriculum, and Coordination with specific, measurable goals in each area. View the plan online here.
The Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS), managed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is the assessment tool Earlham uses to track our sustainability progress. Earlham first submitted a report to AASHE STARS in 2010. The college will be re-submitting data to AASHE STARS in 2013. Read about STARS on their website.