Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Amherst College
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Climate Action Career Trek

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:

The Office of Environmental Sustainability partnered with the campus’ career center to take students on a career exploration trip under the thematic lens of climate change. This is the first time the career center has partnered with another campus entity to do a thematic trip. 8 students traveled to Boston with the Directors of both offices to meet with alumni and others who work on climate change in some capacity. We met with people working in climate philanthropy, corporate sustainability, environmental law, clean tech, urban planning and government, impact investment, and environmental NGOs. It was a great experience we hope repeat in other locations around the country.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
Wellbeing & Work
Careers in Sustainability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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