Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.25
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Carleton College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Martha Larson
Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainbility
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Carleton's Food Recovery Network Partners

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:

Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a national organization that unites students to fight waste and feed people by donating surplus food from their colleges to local community partner organizations. Carleton’s chapter recovers food from Burton and LDC dining halls and Sayles Cafe every weeknight and involves over 50 student, faculty, and staff volunteers each term. Carleton’s FRN delivers recovered food to seven organizations serving food-insecure community members in Northfield and Faribault. They recover food five days a week with an average of 300 pounds a week. The six community partners are Greenvale Community School, Northfield Food Shelf, Area Learning Center, The Key, A Child's Delight, and Laura Baker. In addition to this direct service, Carleton’s FRN also raises awareness on campus about issues of food waste and food insecurity--locally and nationally. The national Food Recovery Network website is https://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org/ and the Carleton chapter Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/CarletonFRN/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
greater northfield sustainability collaborative

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):
Not Sure

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 Greater Northfield Sustainability Collaborative brings together participants from Carleton College and St. Olaf College and various community organizations to facilitate and coordinate sustainability initiatives in the greater Northfield area and to support implementation of Northfield’s commitment to the Minnesota Greenstep Cities Program.
The GNSC website is http://northfieldsustainability.org/
The MN Green Step Cities website is https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/index.cfm


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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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):
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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):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Greater Northfield Sustainability Collaborative website: northfieldsustainability.org

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