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John Orr 2013 masccc

  1. 1. Development of a Campus Sustainability PlanJohn OrrChair, President’s Task Force on SustainabilityProfessor of Electrical and Computer EngineeringElizabeth TomaszewskiWPI Sustainability CoordinatorApril 24, 2013 1  
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 OnePresident’s  Endorsement  7  
  8. 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  efforts  are  low  and  not  very  user  friendly  –  Other  opera;onal  areas  have  opportuni;es  too  Facilities
  9. 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. 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. 11. ATTENDEE INPUT– Turn it on (PWR button at bottom)!– Press the letter of your response.– Press sendClicker Instructions  
  12. 12. 12  a  29%  b  31%  c  25%  d  15%  Importance  of  Goal  a)  All  of  WPI’s  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  WPI’s  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  WPI’s  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. 13. Phase One Report13  
  14. 14. WPI’s  graduates  will  leave  campus  with  the  understanding  and  abili;es  to  develop  sustainable  solu;ons  to  the  world’s  problems.    All  WPI  students  (graduates  and  undergraduates)  will  have  the  opportunity  to  incorporate  and  cri;cally  evaluate  significant  aspects  of  sustainability  in  their  educa;on.  Draft Goal One
  15. 15. The  opera;on  of  WPI’s  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. 16. Draft Goal ThreeThrough  our  research  and  scholarly  ac;vi;es  WPI  will  make  significant  contribu;ons  to  the  technologies,  the  policies,  and  the  abtudes  that  will  help  assure  a  sustainable  world.  
  17. 17. Draft Goal FourWPI’s  students,  faculty,  and  staff  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. 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. 19. World Café: Real Community Engagement19  
  20. 20. 20  Current Status•  Running  fast  to  finish  the  academic  year  •  Working  groups  are  assembling  for  each  Goal:  –  Objec;ves  –  Tasks  –  Metrics  –  Resources  needed  –  Lead  person  or  posi;on  
  21. 21.    21  Development of a CampusSustainability PlanThank you!John Orrorr@wpi.edu

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