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<ul><li> 1. Development of a Campus Sustainability PlanJohn OrrChair, Presidents Task Force on SustainabilityProfessor of Electrical and Computer EngineeringElizabeth TomaszewskiWPI Sustainability CoordinatorApril 24, 2013 1 </li></ul> <p> 2. The Need for a Plan Through our educational, research, and operational activities WPIis now demonstrating major accomplishments in each of the threeaspects of sustainability: environmental preservation,economic prosperity, and social equity. However, we do not have a Vision and aset of Goals, or coordinated activities, forthe role of Sustainability at WPI We need a Plan!2 3. A Two-Phase Process Phase One: Internal and External Benchmarking, Analysis ofstrengths and opportunities, proposals for possible Goals andTasks Phase Two: Commit to specific Goals, develop detailed action plans Throughout: Involvement of the entire WPI community: Students, Faculty, Staff Alumni, Board of Trustees3 4. Timeline 3/21/2012: Kickoff in Campus Center Spring, 2012: Working Group activities began Fall, 2102: Integration of Working Group output 9/17/2012: Draft Phase One report complete Oct, Nov, 2012: Community Input to Draft Dec, 2012: Final Phase One report complete Acad Yr 12-13: Development of PhaseTwo report Acad Yr 13-14: Review and adoption byWPI community (Students,Faculty, Staff, Trustees)4 5. Four Working GroupsEach with 2 co-chairs Campus Facilities and Operations Academic Program (Teaching and Research) Community Engagement Policies and PracticesAlso, GreenerU is assisting us5 6. Vision for Sustainability at WPIWe at WPI will demonstrate our commitment to the preserva;on of the planet and all its life through the incorpora;on of the principles of sustainability throughout the ins;tu;on. We will accomplish this goal by promo;ng a culture of sustainability that incorporates the beliefs and behaviors supported by our technical strengths and by our heritage of the applica;on of both theory and prac;ce, as embodied in our moBo Lehr und Kunst, to the solu;on of important problems. WPI will develop a bold and comprehensive strategy to advance the three broad goals of sustainability: ecological stewardship, social jus;ce, and economic security. 7. Task Force Working Groups WPI Community 1. DraK Vision 2. Planning Process 3. Charge Planning Memo Phase One Report Outcomes: 1. Current Status 2. Benchmarking 3. Poten;al Goals 4. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportuni;es Phase OnePresidents Endorsement 7 8. Existing Conditions Areas for op;miza;on: Hea;ng and cooling set points are inconsistent Uncontrolled occupancy is currently not conducive to energy savings Recycling eorts are low and not very user friendly Other opera;onal areas have opportuni;es too Facilities 9. Existing Conditions Transporta;on 960 WPI employees drive to work with an average commute distance of 14 miles If everyone commutes individually it equates to 26,000 miles per day Community 10. Please Join us to Discuss the Phase One Draft: Particularly for Students:September 24, 5:00 pm, SL 115 For Everyone: October 3,4:00 pm, Salisbury 116 WPI is moving from a period of growth to a period of sustainability. Dennis Berkey 10 11. ATTENDEE INPUTTurn it on (PWR button at bottom)!Press the letter of your response.Press sendClicker Instructions 12. 12 a 29% b 31% c 25% d 15% Importance of Goal a) All of WPIs graduates will leave campus with the desire and abilities to develop sustainable solutions. All WPI students (graduates and undergraduates) will have the opportunity to incorporate aspects of sustainability in their education. b) The operation of WPIs campus and facilities will demonstrate that the principles of sustainability guide our actions as well as our academic and research programs. c) Through our research and scholarly activities WPI will make signiAicant contributions to the technologies, the policies, and the attitudes that will help assure a sustainable world for humankind as well as for all of nature. d) We will demonstrate WPIs leadership in enhancing the current and future welfare of our communities: on campus, in Worcester, for our nation, and globally. a 14% b 21% c 17% d 37% e 11% Academics: Most Important Ac5on a) Some type of degree requirement in Sustainability b) That the Great Problems Seminars will continue to serve as a focal point for our entering students. c) Creation of some type of coordination/leadership function to guide and promote our academic activities in Sustainability. d) Establishment of a major energy project center incorporating undergraduate projects as well as graduate and faculty research. e) Establishment of a policy center focusing on human issues in global development Community Input 13. Phase One Report13 14. WPIs graduates will leave campus with the understanding and abili;es to develop sustainable solu;ons to the worlds problems. All WPI students (graduates and undergraduates) will have the opportunity to incorporate and cri;cally evaluate signicant aspects of sustainability in their educa;on. Draft Goal One 15. The opera;on of WPIs campus and facili;es will demonstrate that the principles of sustainability guide our ac;ons in providing a produc;ve living and learning environment. Draft Goal Two 16. Draft Goal ThreeThrough our research and scholarly ac;vi;es WPI will make signicant contribu;ons to the technologies, the policies, and the abtudes that will help assure a sustainable world. 17. Draft Goal FourWPIs students, faculty, and sta will be ac;vely engaged in promo;ng a culture of sustainability to enhance the current and future welfare of our communi;es: on campus, in Worcester, for our na;on, and globally. 18. 18 Phase Two: the Harder Part What are we really going to do? How will we accomplish it? Are our goals to ambi;ous? Are our goals too modest? How do we keep people engaged? How will we pay for it? 19. World Caf: Real Community Engagement19 20. 20 Current Status Running fast to nish the academic year Working groups are assembling for each Goal: Objec;ves Tasks Metrics Resources needed Lead person or posi;on 21. 21 Development of a CampusSustainability PlanThank you!John </p>