After eight months of work, OSU’s submission to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) was completed Monday at 5:00PM, mere hours before the midnight deadline! With a January 31 date looming, work had been fast paced in the Sustainability Office for several weeks, trying to stick with fellow STARS Charter Participants. Of the seven public institutions in the Oregon University System, only OSU was able to pull of this most aggressive time line without requesting an extension. AND we scored the second highest rating possible – as high as any other institution in the United States so far!
But of course it was not possible without help from across campus. In an email to OSU leadership, I commended and thanked people who came through – particularly those who provided information they had never gathered before. While the list is long, a few names stand out because of particularly odd data requests, snarly time lines, and annoying persistence from yours truly. They are:
Bo Bestvina, Molly Brown, Nick Chaney, Larrie Easterly, Pat Hawk, Brain Laird, Debbie Maddy, Andrea Norris, Matt Pennington, Phil Rogers, Jacque Rudolph, Viviane Simon-Brown, Greg Smith, Kim Tarrant, Bonnie Tufts, Rich Turnbull.
Thank these people for me if you see them before I do!