Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Efficiency Vermont

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

Bennington College has been working with Efficiency Vermont for 12 years. We have partnered to work together to reduce electrical use, install efficient equipment, and reduce our carbon footprint. https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Solar Sense

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Bennington College contracted with Solar Sense two years ago to be the off taker of solar generated electricity and support green energy.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Aramark

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

This community partnership has helped Bennington College procure organic, locally sources food-- including meat, vegetables, and dairy. Please see the food section to outline our work.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

There are many community partnerships that the College has that include sustainability, as well as food stability, education in the local community, etc.


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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