Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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Bowdoin College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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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:

Bowdoin has an informative campus sustainability guide, annual GHG reports, videos, presentations, and descriptions of numerous green initiatives and events available on the Sustainable Bowdoin website: http://www.bowdoin.edu/sustainability/index.shtml.

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

• Green Campus Consortium of Maine
• Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
• Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
• American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
• Farm Fresh Connections

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

Bowdoin College is a member of the Green Campus Consortium of Maine (GCCM). The GCCM is a state-wide network of colleges, universities and partners, working to stimulate the continual improvement of environmental sustainability on our campuses through communication and education. Bowdoin has hosted meetings of the GCCM on campus several times in recent years and is also an active participant in planning GCCM meetings and professional development opportunities. https://greencampusconsortiumofmaine.wordpress.com/

Bowdoin vs. Colby Energy Dorm Compeition 2015;
In 2015, Bowdoin and Colby teammed up to create the first annual Bowdoin v. Colby Energy Dorm Competition. This competition focuses on decreasing energy use in residence halls on campus and directly competing with our rival, the Colby Mules. This competition tracks the energy use of 21 Bowdoin dorms and 21 Colby dorms to see which school is able to reduce their energy consumption the most over the 3 week competition period. The two schools combined to save a total of 22,536 kWh during the competition and Colby reduced consumption 7% below their baseline data and Bowdoin 8.7% below their baseline data.

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

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