Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.59
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Bucknell University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Lewisburg Community Garden

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):
Yes

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:

The Lewisburg Community Garden is a joint project between Bucknell University and the Borough of Lewisburg. The Garden seeks to address food insecurity by providing growing space for local residents, by cultivating organic produce for donation to food bank and hot meal programs, and by providing education opportunities regarding sustainable practices. http://lewisburgcommunitygarden.blogs.bucknell.edu/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Bucknell Center for Sustainability & Environmental's Place Studies Program

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):
Yes

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):

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.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Bucknell Brigade

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):
Yes

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):

The University has been involved in a unique partnership with a resettlement community outside the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua. Participants in this student-initiated service-learning project help raise funds for a free health clinic in Nueva Vida, a facility largely built with donations secured by the Bucknell Brigade. While there, students work for the clinic and provide labor to assist the residents with projects that they identify. To prepare for the trip, members of the Brigade participate in a series of mini-curriculum sessions, which focus on micro-enterprise initiatives, grassroots development, and the political, economic and cultural history of Nicaragua. https://www.bucknell.edu/BucknellBrigade


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

The University also operates a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) which provides the surrounding community with free consulting. This center works as a way to help rejuvenate the economically stunted surrounding coal region, by providing education and advice. The program serves the Juniata, Perry, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Montour counties.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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