Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Champlain College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
No

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

Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC). Our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning regularly attends annual meetings + participates in occasional conference calls. https://sustain.princeton.edu/necsc

Our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning serves on the regional Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium Board of Curators. Champlain College served as co-host for the Fall 2017 Symposium. https://sustainability.tufts.edu/sustainability-at-tufts/programs/ecorepresentatives/ssl-symposium/

Our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning serves on the statewide Sodexo Vermont First Advisory Board. In September 2014, Sodexo, a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations with a major presence in Vermont, announced a major initiative to help grow Vermont’s local food economy by committing to buy local food first via a comprehensive program. Under the “Vermont First” program, Sodexo will work with farmers, distributors, processors, state government, non-profits and supply chain players within the farm to table economy to increase the amount of local food grown and sold in the state and beyond. https://vermontfirstsodexo.com/who-we-are/

Our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning is the liaison to the Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network and participates in their occasional gatherings. https://www.uvm.edu/gbsen/?Page=default.html

Additionally, our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning hosts quarterly informal meetings with peers from the City of Burlington, University of Vermont, St. Michael's College, and the Community College of Vermont.


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):

Director for Service & Sustainability Learning hosted a networking session about Sustainability and Service Learning at the AASHE 2018 Conference in Pittsburgh.


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? :
No

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

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

An informal mentorship/networking group with our neighboring institutions, particularly University of Vermont and St. Michael's College, and occasionally Community College of Vermont. We have quarterly meet ups and are informally known as the "Greater Burlington Campus Sustainability Network".


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:

But we plan on doing so for the University of Vermont in 2019.


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:

Through our membership in the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium with St. Michael's College and Middlebury College, sustainability, facilities, and/or finance staff have worked on research related to transportation, waste, office paper, and other purchasing policies and practices.


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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