Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Hannah Moskowitz
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference Student Summit

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

American University Student Sustainability Educators organized the Student Summit portion of the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference with the support of the University of Maryland. The Student Summit was designed to increase student's abilities and impact as a sustainability leader on campus, in the community, and in their career. Sessions were designed to address a wide variety of sustainability topics, from food and climate justice to energy and waste. A balance of professional and peer-to-peer speakers engaged participants in solutions-oriented discussions, skills based workshops, and impactful presentations on issues of sustainability beyond campus.

The student organized conference offered networking opportunities unique to students engaged in campus sustainability and students had the opportunity to explore the experiences and expertise of fellow participants. The summit included a series of engaging sessions in a variety of formats from facilitated group discussion to skills based demonstration and lecture. The summit concluded with a panel discussion and report out of solutions and opportunities identified throughout the day. The summit established a network of students for continued sharing and partnerships after the conference concluded.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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