As of 2012 there is no longer an official Sustainability Task Force at Stark State College. For questions please contact Sara Klink, at 330-494-6170 Ext. 4141.
“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."
Cherie Barth, Coordinator, Student Activities/Admissions Office
Wendy Ford , Dean of Teaching and Learning
Marie Glossen, Instructor of Early Childhood Education
Martina Grier, Instructor of Sociology
Sara Klink, Assistant Director of Campus Library
Diane Laskey, Instructor of Medical Assisting
Ann McCoy, Adjunct Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
Mary Beth Messner, Instructional Designer
Angela Miller, Help Desk Specialist
Jonathan Mitchell, Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance Technology
Joe Pfeiffer, Adjunct Instructor, Sciences
Lindsey Snedden, Adjunct Instructor, Sciences
Vern Sproat, Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
Rebecca Priest, Senior Director Emerging Technologies and Strategic Grant Development
Stefanie Smith, Sustainability Coordinator, Green Building Consultant
Robin Snedden, Help Desk Manager
Geoff Starnes, Network Systems and Security Coordinator
Steve Spradling, Director of Physical Plant and Construction
Beth Williams, Department Chair/Assistant Professor of English
Scott Williams, Coordinator, Environmental Health and Safety
Connie Wojanis, Associate Professor of Administrative Information Technology
Patricia Woodside, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
John Zeit, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
The Sustainability Task Force was created in February, 2010 to become the clearinghouse of campus sustainability information and to serve as a centralized resource to students, faculty and staff. Current responsibilities include:
· Serving as the focal point for campus sustainability
· Coordinating campus sustainability strategic planning & implementation
· Initiating programs and practices that integrate sustainability
· Planning for Earth Week and other educational events
· Making progress toward our college’s sustainable initiatives visible
· Supporting Stark State College’s commitment to attain a minimum LEED Silver Green Building Rating Certification for new construction projects
All members of the Stark State College community are invited to join the Task Force or one of the following committees. For more information, please contact Stefanie Smith at email@example.com.
All members of the Stark State College community are invited to join the Task Force or one of the following committees.
For more information, please contact Stefanie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.Campus Recycling and Waste Management
· Improve recycling rates on campus
· Create a long term plan for waste reduction and campus recycling
· Coordinate participation in Recyclemania
· Plan for Earth Week and other educational events
· Make progress toward our college’s sustainable initiatives visible
· Investigate ways to integrate sustainable principles throughout the curriculum.
· Provide resources to faculty and staff.
Brown Bag Conversations on Sustainability (Proposed – Fall, 2010)
· Organize monthly brown bag conversations around sustainability.
Campus Sustainability Survey (Proposed)
· Identify sustainable initiatives currently in place. Many actions are already underway within the curriculum, campus operations, administration and public engagement practices.
· Benchmark against similar institutions and the new STARS rating system.
· Calculate the annual campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Dining Services (Proposed)
· Work with the dining services provider to identify ways to build a more sustainable food program.
· Evaluate dining service impacts on energy and water use, waste management, and environmentally preferred purchasing.
Meeting notes for the Task Force are posted below.
There are many guides for campus sustainability online. We have include only a few here, but a lengthier listing is available on the pdf below.
Highlighting the business, educational, and moral arguments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus, with best practices from U.S. colleges and universities.
A manual to assist colleges and universities in creating climate action plans. It is intended to fill the gap in currently available resources by outlining a how-to approach for each of the various steps required to develop and implement a plan for campus climate leadership.
35 ways students are creating a sustainable future at U.S. colleges and universities - cutting carbon emissions, saving resources and equipping the coming generation for a green energy economy.
Intended to help universities, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions - as well as those advocating for food system change - create, promote and implement practical sustainable food purchasing policies.