Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Courtney Stoner
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Megan Litke
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

U.S. Green Building Council, The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Second Nature


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

U.S. Green Building Council National Capital Region, District of Columbia Mayor’s College and University Sustainability Pledge


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

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

OffsetNetwork.org: Higher Ed's Hub for Self-Generated Offset Projects & Peer Verification. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education/AASHE, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct 2018.

Strategies for an Actionable Sustainability Plan: Tools and Lessons Learned from the Field. AASHE, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct 2018.

AASHE Conference and Expo 2018, 1-/3/2018
Students, Sustainability, and Social Media: Tools for Content and Collaboration


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

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

Sustainability Director is a member of the USGBC-National Capital Region chapter board.
President is a member of the leadership circle of We Are Still In.


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

We reviewed University of Maryland's prior STARS submission.


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

Collaborated with other district schools to create a new sustainability pledge for universities. The pledge was resigned in 2019, but the DC website has not yet been updated to reflect it.

http://www.sustainabledc.org/dc-mayors-college-and-university-sustainability-pledge/


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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