Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.59
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bucknell University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

At the AASHE conference, Bucknell University was a Supporter Host Institution for the 2018 AASHE Conference in Pittsburgh. Bucknell held a booth in the Expo Hall at the event, and Bucknell's Sustainability Manager, Debbie Namugayi, was the presenter for a networking event focused on diversity and inclusion in higher education sustainability work


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

We have submitted to the Sustainability Champions awards through the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium (PERC) during multiple years. In 2017/2018 Lauren O'Connor won this award for Bucknell University. Lauren O'Connor's work includes working as the Energy & Sustainability Intern, developing, discovering, and managing implementation of resource efficiency projects on campus. The Green Fund Committee has approved and funded five of her projects, including a hand drier initiative, water conservation project, and LED lighting project. Also, during the summer of 2018, Dalton Steward and Abbie Winter, Sustainability Interns, worked with faculty advisers and won Best Poster in Arts, Humanities, and Sciences for "Exploring Sustainability through Campus Lanscapes" at the Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium. Bucknell's Sustainability manager at the time, Debbie Namugayi, also received an award from PERC for her outstanding work in the construction of the Office of Campus Sustainability.


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Debbie Namugayi, previously Bucknell's Sustainability Manager, is a member of the AASHE Advisory Council and serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Kathy Monteiro is on the Board of Directors for the Central PA Chapter of USGBC.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Bucknell periodically hosts meetings of the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium (PERC), such as their 2015 student research symposium. In Spring 2017, Bucknell partnered with Susquehanna University and the Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania to establish Sowing Change, a resource network for campus and community gardens focused on sustainable agriculture and reducing food waste. Each year since then, a statewide Sowing Change conference has been held (most recently in February 2019). https://www.susqu.edu/campus-life/our-campus-and-location/sustainability/sowing-change


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