Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ken Ogawa
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandn Green
Director Place Studies Program
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

The Lewisburg community garden was initiated through the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning as a collaboration with the borough of Lewisburg. It has proven to be a successful, supportive, relationship. This relationship began in 2013 and is on-going.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

The Place Studies Program of the Bucknell Environmental Center has helped to create the Susquehanna Valley Research Consortium. Through this effort, the university provides staff, student, and faculty support and leadership alongside the directors of United Ways throughout the region. We have developed a data-driven support network, where we provide research on and about social issues which the United Ways are engaged with as a tool for evaluating community impacts. Our work with this consortium operates across multiple sustainability dimensions, including health, housing, education, exposure to toxins and natural resources.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:

We have a range of non-local sustainability partnerships. In Nicaragua, Bucknell has been actively involved with a community-based development and in-depth education program since 1999. More recently, the members of the Management for Sustainability program have developed a multidisciplinary projects in Guatamala called "Project for Sustainable Eye Care" (PRoSEC). In this program, faculty from Management and Engineering work together to create cost effective eye glasses.


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

The single website URL is not feasible for this module as the projects on campus are diverse and information about them is available on a variety of sites. For now, I have put down the Environmental Center webpage, with the expectation that this site will function as a hub to other sites within the University web universe.

Since the performance year, some significant changes to sustainability programming have occurred at the University. Most notably the Bucknell University Environmental Center has changed to the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment, and the Campus Greening Initiative has changed to the Sustainable Design Program. As a result, the content of the associated websites may reflect these changes.

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