Proposed Sustainability Program for Marymount College
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  • 1. Proposed Sustainability Program Marymount College
  • 2. Challenges for Marymount College• Continuous legislation and compliance standards for energy efficiency, water conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, renewable energy, GHG emissions, and environmental preservation• Increasing pressure from global community for transparent Sustainability Reporting• Rising cost for higher education – families searching for alternative to 4-year private institutions• Upward demand for sustainable business curriculum, degrees, and certifications
  • 3. Proposed Sustainability Program• Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) – Voluntary, self-reporting framework using a common standard in higher education – $1400 registration fee – 220 Current STARS participants Rated STARS Institutions Point Loma Nazarene California State, Fullerton Cal Poly Pomona Chapman California State, Long Beach Orange County Community College Loyola Marymount UC Irvine UCLA California State, Channel Islands UC Riverside UCSD California State, Chico San Diego State UCSB
  • 4. Case Study: University of British ColumbiaUnder STARS – Saved $2.5M annually – Reduced energy consumption by 20% – Reduced water consumption by 40% – Reduced CO2 emissions by 15K tons – Improved comfort for students and staff
  • 5. Proposed Sustainability Program• Sustainable Business Curriculum• Infusion of sustainability into other concentrations – Environmental Studies – Architecture – Engineering• Increased Educational Offerings – More recognition as an institution, more brand equity as an institution – Increase enrollment, increased revenue
  • 6. Proposed Sustainability Program• Sustainability Initiatives on Campus – Increased community involvement – Partnerships with non-profits and NGOs• Sustainability in Operations & Management – Reduced operating expenses from unrealized savings in energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, etc… – Increased positive work environment retains and attracts elite staff/talent
  • 7. Sustainability Department• Internships for students – Sustainability Reporting Interns – Social Media Interns – Campus Initiatives Liaisons
  • 8. Proposed Sustainability Program• American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment• Green California Schools Summit• Local Green Business Job Fair• Green Office Certification
  • 9. My Value Proposition  A requirement for LEED building projects to LEED Accredited Professional have LEED AP as administrator.  Knowledge and experience to develop andSustainable Business Management Certified lead sustainability programs with proven efficiency  Over 20,000 hours in project management experience MBA – Marketing Management  Imaginative marketer that will build new college identity and effectively communicate it  Experience developing/teaching curriculum, workshops, and course shells for students, Sustainable Business Educator entrepreneurs, and workforce for UCLA, LACCD, LMU, and CSU-Dominguez Hills  Personal connections with leaders in local Green Business Network governments, corporations, small business, non-profits, etc…  Unmatched passion for sustainability and education over my career My passion  Un-ending thirst of knowledge about new sustainable practices
  • 10. Thank You for Your Time For any questions, samples of deliverables, and references, please contact: Amit Jain (310) 901-0709 amitjain310@gmail.com www.amitjain310.com @amitjain310