Participatory asset/needs Inventory of Sustainability at Binghamton University
AREAS OF INQUIRY
o Assets (what we have now)
o Needs (what needs to be done)
o Models (best practices to emulate from other universities)
o Information Resources (studies, reports, websites, articles, books, people, etc)
FIELDS OF CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY (PROJECT TEAMS)
1. EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (co-curricular education, curriculum (departments & programs), faculty and staff development and training, sustainability publications & website, promotion and communication;)
2. ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE (Inventories, efficiency, conservation, renewable generation, etc)
3. FOOD AND RECYLCING (locally grown and produced food; organically and sustainably produced, fair trade; dishware and ecofriendly incentives; composting, waste diversion and source reduction etc;
4. GREEN BUILDING & GROUNDS (policies; standards; renovation and retrofits; IPM/pesticide alternatives; green irrigation; green parking lots; sustainable trees and plantings.
5. STUDENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (student organizations, community relationships and partnerships)
6. TRANSPORTATION (campus motor fleet; local transportation alternatives; bicycle and car-sharing programs; etc)
7. ADMINISTRATION (Sustainability staff and policies; advisory committees, green purchasing; Investments; Planning; Diversity, Access and Affordability; Human Resources; Trademark Licensing).
8. SUSTAINABLE CULTURE (entertainment & recreation, etc).
NOTE: the elements of sustainability listed in each area are not exhaustive.
Modeled on: AASHE STARS; College Sustainability Report Card 2010 indicators
• Project website (welcome!). We will build a google site which will become public not later than December 10.
• Project presentation. All teams will present at a public event during the last two weeks of classes. The event will be extensively publicized well in advance.