Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.68
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Baldwin Wallace University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Baldwin Wallace is a member of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Baldwin Wallace University is one of the founding members of the Academic Library Association of Ohio's (ALAO) Sustainability Interest Network. This interest group is a statewide forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunities related to sustainability amongst the representatives of academic libraries. Baldwin Wallace Ritter Library Director Charles Vesei is one of the founding signatory members of ALAO alongside representatives from other Ohio university libraries and attends the annual ALAO conference in Columbus. Please see the supporting documentation for additional details on the goals and activities of this interest group.

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
Dr. Jill Stephens Fleisher and Dr. Franklin Lebo presented for the lecture series titled "Community Sustainability" at Lakeside Chautauqua on June 20th-21st. Presentation topics included:

(1) Wed, Jun 20, 2018
10:30am-12:00pm
Community Sustainability: An Overview
Jill Stephens Fleisher, PhD

(2) Wed, Jun 20, 2018
1:30pm-3:00pm
Benefits & Challenges of Building Local Food Systems
Jill Stephens Fleisher, PhD

(3) Thu, Jun 21, 2018
10:30am-12:00pm
Biomimicry: Looking at Nature to Reimagine & Redesign Products
Franklin Lebo, JD, PhD

(4) Thu, Jun 21, 2018
1:30pm-3:00pm
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo)
Franklin Lebo, JD, PhD

Calendar available at: https://www.lakesideohio.com/calendar/event/6154

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty 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):
Dr. Franklin Lebo, Program Assessment Coordinator for Sustainability, is serving on Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE's) Advisory Council (2019-2021 term). He also served as a judge for AASHE's Academic Sustainability Awards Committee for the Academic Journal Research category in 2018.

Dr. Ven Ochaya, Professor in the School of Business, serves on the board of Great Lakes Biomimicry, a non-profit 501(c)(3) that assists corporations in biomimetic design thinking. For more information, please visit: https://glbiomimicry.org/About/Board-Members/Ochaya/

Mr. Robin Gagnow, Director of Residence Life is the Sustainability Chair of the Associatin of College and University Officers.

Mr. Charles Vesei, Ritter Library Director, is a founding signatory and member of the Academic Library Association of Ohio's (ALAO) Sustainability Interest Network

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 staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
http://engineering.case.edu/sears-thinkbox

LaunchNet: IdeaLabs Competition
LaunchNET is a co-curricular program providing free and confidential venture coaching, idea contests, pitch competitions, networking opportunities, in-class presentations, and a host of visiting entrepreneurs and activities that complement BW’s innovation and entrepreneurship courses. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni may use these resources to navigate potential ideas they may have.

In the spring (i.e., every March), BW hosts the IdeaLabs competition. The first round of the competition is to award $1,000 to the best innovative project idea at BW. The second round of the competition is for the winners to compete against other universities. BW is a member of the EEC (Entrepreneurship Education Consortium). A description of the organization is available at: http://eecohio.com/. Here is a link to a description of the contest an winner in 2014: https://www.bw.edu/news/2014/student-wins-idealabs-contest-for-second-year. Here is a link to the current contest: https://baldwinwallace.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9N4Xh6sOTXVCue9.

The IdeaLabs competition encourages sustainable entrepreneurship due to all student teams in Baldwin Wallace's Biomimicry being required to compete with biomimetic ideas they have developed over the course of the preceding Fall semester. Students may use the resources provided by LaunchNet to engage in developing their sustainable and biomimetic business ideas.

https://www.bw.edu/centers/innovation-growth/
https://bwexponent.com/arts-culture/2018/02/19/cig-idealabs-competition-to-begin-soon/

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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