Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.02
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Ryan Highland
Sustainability Engagement
AUS Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

American University of Sharjah is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Sustainable Campus Initiative via the Environmental Agency - Abu Dhabi

The Sustainable Campus Initiative launched by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi , aims to strengthen and build leadership capacity amoung youth, to address issues of environmental sustainability and be the main change agents in the country in working towards and shaping sustainable communities

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Who can participate? :

- Universities/ campuses or registered youth associations from UAE can register

This is an annual initiative. Environmental Abu Dhabi will strive to mobilize, support, connect, engage and promote youth creativity and innovation in the field of sustainability through the following sets of activities

- Capacity build and support youth in the campuses to assess and continually address their environmental impact in their facility through auditing and managing.

- Assist and support youth in identifying and addressing an issue of sustainability in the community by undertaking a Sustainability Action project ( SAP)

- Provide a platform for youth to network within the country through a monthly Green Youth Majlis

- Facilitate connection and collaboration with global and regional youth sustainability networks through videoconferencing , and sharing and learning best practices by participating in youth events and conferences

- Organise a networking conferences once a year for youth mentors.

EAD support for registered college in their sustainability journey

- Provide manuals and conduct a yearly workshop for registered colleges to assess and audit the environmental impact.

- Provide manual and conduct workshops for youth to support them to reach out to the community and undertake Sustainability Action projects ( SAP)

Recognizing excellence

Reports from the registered campuses would be evaluated by a team of experts. EAD would organize an yearly Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards ceremony to recognize good practices

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Green Audit and Sustainable Action Project for the American University of Sharjah:
Submitted Projects
2016-2016 academic year
2016-2017 academic year
2017-2018 academic year

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Fifth International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment - Feb 28, 2017 @ AUS

The conference promotes global collaboration among faculty, students, engineers and managers on ecological economics and water, energy and environment resource management. It provides a forum for distinguished guest speakers and practitioners to address recent research results and to present and discuss related issues in energy, water and environment. A number of leading practitioners, policy makers and researchers were invited to deliver keynote lectures.

The following AUS professors were on committees:
Organizing Committee

Taleb Ibrahim (Chair)
Zarook Shareefdeen
Paul Nancarrow
Kazi Parvez Fattah
Nabil Abdel-Jabbar
Sameer Al-Asheh
Ahmed Aidan
Mustafa Khamis
Sofian Kanan
Yehya El Sayed

Steering Committee
Taleb Ibrahim

Technical Committee

Paul Nancarrow (Co-Chair)
Kazi Parvez Fattah (Co-Chair)
Zarook Shareefdeen (Co-Chair)
Ahmed Aidan
Maruf Mortula
Abdallah Shanableh
Mohamed Abouleish
Naif Darwish
Dana Abouelnasr
Zarook Shareefdeen
Sameer Al-Asheh
Rana Sabouni
Hasan A. Hasan


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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