Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise Greater Atlanta

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

Agnes Scott College is a member of the United Nation’s Regional Centre of Expertise Greater Atlanta, and was one of its original supporters. The RCE Greater Atlanta is a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including higher education institutions, businesses, non-governmental organizations, community associations, and local, regional, state and federal governments. All RCEs are committed to implementing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the Greater Atlanta region deeming priority for:
• SDG 1: No Poverty
• SDG 2: Zero Hunger
• SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
• SDG 4: Quality Education
• SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
• SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
• SDG 13: Climate Action
Representatives from Agnes Scott’s Center for Sustainability were present for various stakeholder meetings throughout the application process, and our president submitted an official letter of support. Since the RCE’s acceptance, Agnes Scott has hosted the RCE groups on campus twice and participated in the RCE Youth Network. We also led a collaborative effort to submit an AASHE conference proposal, which will be presented at AASHE 2018. Our Executive Director of the Center for Sustainability was also selected to serve on the Steering Committee beginning in May 2018 and she served as part of the leadership on the Governance Committee for two years.
As a member of the Governance Committee, Susan Kidd worked to develop a new leadership structure and create a resilient transition of leadership for the organization. At the time of membership, the Steering Committee was represented exclusively by higher education institutions. This transition of leadership structure enabled the RCE to integrate the diversity of RCE membership into its leadership structure.

https://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/Greater-Alanta


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Georgia Climate Project

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

The Georgia Climate Project is building a network of experts across the state to advance strategic priorities on climate change including:
- Science
- Stronger conservations
- Solutions
- Stronger network
The Center for Sustainability at Agnes Scott is proud to serve as an academic partner of this project. Susan Kidd serves as the college’s representative by providing material support and expertise to this collaborative project. This has included speaking at the Georgia Climate Conference, providing technical expertise on Georgia climate solutions, and providing strategic vision for the organization. The Georgia Climate Project aims to to engage with underrepresented and vulnerable populations as equal partners in this work and elevate their unique climate stories to the forefront of Georgia climate policy.
https://www.georgiaclimateproject.org


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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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