Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.46
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date May 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bryant University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Andrew DeMelia
Asst. Vice President of Facilities
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Bryant's Annual Electronics Recycling Event

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:

Bryant University works in partnership with the Town of Smithfield Department of Public Works on the E-Waste Drive event. This was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic, but the event was reenacted in 2022. A collection area is established in a location that is easily accessible for both Bryant faculty, staff and students along with residents from Smithfield.


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):
Sustainability-related

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):

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 and Goodwill. 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. Goodwill provides bins to collect clothing and other household items for resale in their retail locations.

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


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Walking Trails Open to 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? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Not Sure

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

The Bryant University campus is mostly undeveloped. The Bryant Grounds team cut walking trails through two distinct sections of wooded areas on campus. There are approximately 2 miles of marked trails on campus that are easily accessed by both Bryant and the Smithfield community members. Signage on the trails identify native species in the wooded areas and the vernal pools.
The trails are now maintained by the grounds team at Bryant. Each spring, groundskeepers travel on the trails to clear fallen branches, check for exposed tree roots that pose a safety risk and check general conditions for the users.


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