Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.06
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Ball State University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robert Koester
Director of CERES
Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES)
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

We publish proceedings from our Greening of the Campus Conferences.

We provide information on the web about our Council on the Environment (COTE).

We have established the Indiana Green Campus Network (IGCN).

We provide on the web our Residence-Hall-Complex Energy-Efficiency Competitions.

We publish on the web a booklet entitled, Students + Sustainability: 5 Ways Ball State Students can go GREEN.

We publicaly report via the web our Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Report for Ball State University entitled: BSU is a Steward of the Future


The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

A sampling would include:

AIA American Institute of Architects
ASES American Solar Energy Society
ARCC Architectural Research Centers Consortium
AASHE Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
ACSA Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
ACADIA Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture
CEDD Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
IGCN Indiana Green Campus Network
ILBI International Living Building Institute
CEP NWF Campus Ecology Program
NCSE National Council on Science and the Environment
SBSE Society of Building Science Educators
SBIC Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
USGBC US Green Building Council


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

We established the Indiana Green Campus Network
(IGCN).

The Indiana Green Campus Network builds on the ASE Green Campus Program in California, which has grown from six campuses in 2004 to 19 campuses during the 2010 – 2011 academic year. The program employs nearly 100 student interns each year, and reaches thousands of additional students through volunteer and for-credit opportunities.

The program’s objectives are to save energy, infuse energy efficiency into academic curriculum, increase campus awareness of energy efficiency through outreach, and develop a green workforce. Many interns who were actively involved in the California Green Campus Program (2004 – present) have graduated and secured positions in energy-related and green fields, which can largely be attributed to the experience and skills they developed through the program.

The Indiana Green Campus Network will build on this California model and continue to foster professional development in students, building pathways to green careers.

Member Schools

1. Ancilla College, Donaldson
2. Anderson University, Anderson
3. Ball State University, Muncie
4. Bethel College, Mishawaka
5. Butler University, Indianapolis
6. Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Whiting
7. DePauw University, Greencastle
8. Earlham College, Richmond
9. Franklin College, Franklin
10. Goshen College, Goshen
11. Hanover College, Hanover
12. Huntington University, Huntington
13. Indiana State University, Terre Haute
14. Indiana University, Bloomington
15. Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion
16. IUPUI, Indianapolis
17. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Multiple
18. Manchester College, Manchester
19. Marian College, Indianapolis
20. Purdue University, West Lafayette
21. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute
22. St. Mary of the Woods College
23. Saint Meinrad, Saint Meinrad
24. Taylor University, Upland
25. University of Indianapolis
26. University of Notre Dame, South Bend
27. Vincennes University, Vincennes
28. Wabash College, Wabash


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

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