Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Betty Lombardo
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
The President was a founding chair for the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment Steering Committee. The university’s CFO currently serves on the National Association for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Financing Sustainability committee. The Director of University Sustainability Practices has contributed to books and papers, given presentations, been on panel discussions, served on committee’s for AASHE and the ACUPCC and been in frequent communication at other institutions in order to collaborate and move sustainability efforts forward. Several students, faculty, and staff presented at the 2010 AASHE conference. Members of the Office of University Sustainability Practices staff and faculty affiliated with the Global Institute of Sustainability make presentations at local, regional, national and international venues to share information and best practices regarding sustainability in higher education. The university routinely hosts visitors from higher education institutions from around the world who visit the campus to learn best practices and lessons learned from ASU’s efforts.
+ Date Revised: Sept. 30, 2011

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
The university is an institutional member of a large number of sustainability organizations at local, regional, state and national levels including Valley Forward, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, The American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Society for College and University Planning, APPA, NACUBO, National Council for Science and the Environment and the National Association of Educational Procurement among many others. Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas jointly administer the Sustainability Consortium which is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
Responsive to requests from other campuses for information or assistance. Faculty affiliated with the Global Institute of Sustainability maintain active research and outreach projects with colleagues at other colleges and universities at local, regional, state and national levels. Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University are collaborating to explore the use of micronutrient iron (Fe) isotopes as a tracer of natural and anthropogenic sources of aerosols to assess their importance as a source of Fe to the open ocean. Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are collaborating to form an Arizona Sustainability in Higher Education Network. The network’s purpose is to support statewide decision making, learn from each other’s best practices, create a student network, and engage leaders and members of the academic, research and operations communities to move sustainability forward within each Arizona institution.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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