Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 M. Shernell Smith
Coordinator of Student Development
Student Affairs
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainability Weekend

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:

Sustainability Weekend is a 3-day conference that aims to showcase the larger context of sustainability, bringing people to the table who may not normally engage with one another on sustainability related topics. CMU students have been organizing this annual conference since 2016. Our 2017 Sustainability Weekend was included in the 2018 WEF-GULF ISCN Report: Educating with Purpose. The 2018 theme 'Sustainability, Inclusivity and Equity' brought students, professionals, and community members together through informational and interactive events and sparked diverse conversations about sustainability that transcend discipline, socio-economic background, race, physical ability, age and lifestyle. They covered a diverse range of topics including social injustice, sustainable eating, constructive climate communication, intersectional technology and innovation, and the role of arts and expression.

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

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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