Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.31
Liaison Jamie Valentine
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Butler University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Julia Angstmann
Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
GrOwING GREEN Project: Mobile Greenhouse

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Butler University's Center for Urban Ecology collaborated with architecture students at Ball State University to create a mobile greenhouse out of a shipping container. The mobile greenhouse is used for urban farming in conjunction with the Center for Urban Ecology Farm and for education and internship opportunities offered by the CUE. The mobile greenhouse allows the CUE Farm to extend its growing season and haul part of the farm anywhere in the urban community. This promotes community engagement, education, and helps garner support for urban farming in addition to providing freshly-grown produce.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

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

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