Implementation Profile for Virginia Wesleyan College
Submitted on November 2, 2007; last updated on August 16, 2012
|Basic Carnegie Classification||Bac/A&S: Baccalaureate Colleges Arts & Sciences|
|Community Setting||Large city|
|USDOE Climate Zone||4|
|Current President or Chancellor's Name||William T Greer|
|Current President or Chancellor's Title||President|
|Main Web Site||http://www.VWC.edu/|
|Sustainability Web Site||http://www.vwc.edu/peic/practices/index.php|
|Implementation Liaison's Name||Bruce F Vaughan|
|Implementation Liaison's Title||Vice President of Operations|
|Implementation Liaison's Department||Business Office|
|Format of Structure||Committee|
|Number of Individuals in Structure||35|
|Stakeholder Groups Represented||Board, Community Leaders, Faculty, Students, Staff, Alumni|
|Description||The President created the Environmental Issues Council to work with the Administrative Council, the Strategic Planning Committee,the Student Environmental Awareness League and the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees to provide vision and oversight to the campuses sustainability efforts.|
1. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
Yes: Utilizing the USGBC standards, the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board will provide oversight to build to LEED standards.
2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
Yes: Purchasing guidelines are established to purchase Energy Star appliances whenever they are rated.
3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
Yes: The Housing and Mechanical Task Force of the President's Environmental Issues Council is reviewing the GHG report and the offsets necessary to mitigate the GHG produced.
4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
Yes: We are working to have Hampton Roads Transit Authority establish a pick-up site on campus to augment the site at our main entrance. We have established our own shuttle service to the local mall and related shopping.
5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.
Yes: The Utilities Task Force of the President's Environmental Issues Council is lobbying Dominion VIrginia Power to create/purchase a greater amount of electricity from sustainable sources.
6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.
No: No information provided.
7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.
Yes: We are recruiting constituents to join in the next RecycleMania competition, working with ARAMARK (who has experience with RecycleMania) for assistance.