Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kat Davis
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

Example 1: Sustainability Minor
Boise State students have an opportunity to earn a sustainability minor which requires 21-23 total credit hours to receive. Three courses are required in the minor that include Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Environmental Studies, and Global Environmental Science. Students then have the option to select supplemental electives in the areas of natural systems sustainability, environmental sustainability, economic and business sustainability, societal sustainability, and integrative sustainability.

https://www.boisestate.edu/registrar-catalog/program-list/sustainability-minor/

Example 2: Sustainability Reporting Badge Program
Boise State’s Blue Sky Institute hosted the Sustainability Reporting Badge Program, which is a year long, voluntary immersive experience for students interested in learning sustainability reporting. The end result is a student-led and student-driven sustainability report. Each year, students learn about the three areas of sustainability: financial, environmental and social. The students receive the opportunity to learn three major reporting frameworks (ASHEE Stars, GRI, and UNPRME) and use those frameworks to produce a sustainability report. During the year, students conduct a stakeholder materiality assessment, collect and analyze data, and create recommendations based on data to the colleges that participate. Over the course of the year, students receive hands-on experience driving chate at the college level. Each student receives a Sustainability Reporting Badge recognized by the Idaho Department of Education showcasing their understanding of sustainability.

https://www.boisestate.edu/bsi/impact-measurement/

Example 3: Sustainability Club
Boise State’s Sustainability Club strives to promote sustainable living on and off campus. We maintain a community garden located off of Juanita St. in order to provide fresh free vegetables to students and community members. We also work with local organizations to promote different aspects of sustainability such as recycling, reusing, water conservation, environmental conservation, and reducing your ecological footprint!


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