Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date June 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bryant University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jessica Cantone
Assistant Director of Parent Engagement
University Advancement
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Bryant's Annual Town House Green Move Out with Goodwill

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’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

During spring commencement each year, when upperclassmen are moving out of their town houses, Bryant hosts a "Green Move Out" in collaboration with Goodwill. Goodwill helps to collect items such as clothes, electronics, appliances, and other items that would otherwise be thrown in the dumpster and eventually the Rhode Island landfill. These items are then sold at a Goodwill store. For every $1.00 that is spent in a Goodwill Store, 87 cents goes back into our community, helping people find jobs.

https://www.goodwillakron.org/about/environmental/what-happens-to-your-donations/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Bryant's Annual Town House Green Move Out with the RI Food Bank

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):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

During spring commencement each year, when upperclassmen are moving out of their town houses, Bryant hosts a "Green Move Out" in collaboration with the Rhode Island Food Bank. The Food Bank helps to collect unopened food items that would otherwise be thrown in the dumpster and eventually the Rhode Island landfill. Equipped with a 77,000-square-foot facility, a fleet of trucks and a professional staff, the Food Bank safely and efficiently moves nearly 200,000 pounds of food out its doors each week.

https://rifoodbank.org/about-us/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Bryant's Annual E-Waste Recycling Drive with the Town of Smithfield

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’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

Each February, Bryant hosts an e-waste recycling drive that is open to the Smithfield community and Bryant University community. Items such as computers, appliances, cameras and other electronics are donated during an easy drive in and drop off event that diverts the waste from the Rhode Island landfill. These items are safely recycled and donated to Goodwill.
https://www.goodwillakron.org/about/environmental/what-happens-to-your-donations/


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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