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

STARS v2.1

Carleton College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 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):

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability, UMACS

Greater Northfield Sustainability Collaborative, GNSC


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):

AASHE: Sustaining Ourselves half-day workshop co-presented with the University of Minnesota and Macalester College

UMACS: Utility Master Planning presented by the Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability

UMACS: Waste Audits as a Successful Educational Tool presented by the Sustainability Program Coordinator

UMACS: Student summit organized and hosted by student sustainability staff

NACUBO: Utility Master Planning presented by the Vice President and Treasurer

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Climate Adaptation Conference: Utility Master Plan presented by the Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

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

The Sustainability Program Coordinator sits on the steering committee for UMACS, the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability

The Sustainability Program Coordinator and the Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability sit on the GNSC, the Greater Northfield Sustainability Collaborative. This group works with St. Olaf College (the other college in Northfield), community members, and city council to advance community sustainability.


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:

An annual gathering called Sustaining Ourselves is a networking retreat for sustainability staff in the greater Minnesota area. Ideas, resources, etc. are shared at this event.

The Sustainability Program Coordinator co-presents with representatives from Macalester and the University of Minnesota on the above-mentioned retreat.

Students work together to host the Student Summit at the UMACS conference. They are in the process of planning a day-long workshop for campus farms.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We do not have a specific website dedicated to cross-campus collaboration since it is embedded within many of our campus sustainability activities. Carleton's sustainability website also references partnerships with various on-campus departments and organizations including:

- Environmental Studies
- Carleton Arboretum
- Custodial Management
- Facilities Department
- Center for Civic and Community Engagement (CCCE)
- Registrar's Office
- Career Center
- Students Organized for Protection of the Environment (SOPE)
- Farm Club, Farm Interns
- Engineers Without Borders
- CANOE (outdoors group)

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