Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Campus Engagement:

Julia Krum, Management & Innovation, 2020 Senior Capstone “Updated Proposal for Wellness/Environmental-Themed housing at Champlain College”
BUS 210 Fall 2020 service learning project: “Campus Sustainability tour video”

Lily Parsons, Environmental Studies & Policy, 2021 Senior Capstone: Developing a Core/ENP Class for Champlain - Environmental Film Studies: An Empathetic Journey Syllabus


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Public Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Public Engagement:

Peter Turansick, Katie McGuckin & Cedar Little’s 2022 Capstone Project: Champlain College Communications Sustainability Audit


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Air & Climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Air & Climate:

Tatum Robinson, Environmental Studies & Policy, 2020 Senior Capstone “Study Abroad Offset Education for Dublin, Ireland” {Champlain’s campus in Ireland}

Lauren Brown, Environmental Studies & Policy, 2022 Senior Capstone: Carbon Offsetting from Study Abroad Travel


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Buildings?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Buildings:

MGT 150 Spring 2022 service-learning project: Investigating Air Quality at Champlain College with InfiSense meters


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Energy?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Energy:

BUS 210 Spring 2022 service learning project: “Consolidating Campus computer labs”

BUS 210 Spring 2021 service learning project: “More campus rooftop gardens”


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Food & Dining?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Food & Dining:

BUS 210 Fall 2021 service learning project: “Hosting a campus based pop up farmers’ market”

BUS 210 Fall 2021 service learning project: “Providing to-go containers in IDX Dining Hall”

BUS 210 Spring 2021 service learning project: “Green Cafe in the Champlain Library”

BUS 210 Spring 2021 service learning project: “Champlain Community Garden Awareness”

Kyle Harrison’s Environmental Studies & Policy Capstone 2022: “Aquaponics at Champlain”

Sam Johnson & Connor Merchant’s 2022 Capstone Project: Hydro-Pi-Nics: An exploration of IOT farming


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Grounds?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Grounds:

Holly Francis, Environmental Studies & Policy, 2020 Senior Capstone “Champlain College Apiary consultation analysis”

Core 104 Spring 2022 service-learning project - starting an Abenaki alliance garden in the Champlain College community garden

BUS 210 Fall 2020 service learning project: “Stormwater recycling / rainwater harvesting on campus”

Meagan Schmid’s Environmental Studies & Policy Capstone 2022: Champlain College Becoming a Tree Campus


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Purchasing?:
No

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Purchasing:
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IIs the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Transportation:

BUS 210 Fall 2021 service learning project: “Beaver Bikes - increasing bike infrastructure & outreach”

SCI 310: Advanced Environmental Earth Science Fall 2021 student projects on “Enhancing Sustainable Transportation Options at Champlain College” and “Feasibility of Electric Buses” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SsP8uP7xBu8fxqHpaSkU7MQHNAdRKEyP/view


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Waste:

BUS 210 Spring 2022 service learning project: “Campus compost expansion”

BUS 210 Fall 2020 service learning project: Reusable Take Out Containers”

BUS 210 Spring 2021 service learning project: “Compost expansion in Champlain Res halls”

BUS 210 Spring 2021 service learning project: “E-waste recycling expansion on campus”

MKT 340 Fall 2021 service learning project: “developing a marketing campaign for campus compost changes”


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Water?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Water:

SCI 150 students did BLUE stormwater evaluations of their own homes or res halls during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters (while classes were being held online).


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Coordination & Planning?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Coordination & Planning:

Climate Emergent Media Center Intern Project, 2020 “The Sustainability Project:Climate Neutrality Reality”


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Diversity & Affordability?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Diversity & Affordability:

ENP 300 Fall 2021 Service Learning Project: “Planned and Executed Indigenous Peoples Week at Champlain College”

BUS 210 Fall 2021 service learning project: “Providing Seventh Generation / non-toxic feminine hygiene products in public bathrooms”


Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Investment & Finance?:
No

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Investment & Finance:
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Is the institution utilizing its infrastructure and operations as a living laboratory for applied student learning for sustainability in relation to Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A brief description of the projects and how they contribute to understanding or advancing sustainability in relation to Wellbeing & Work:

Sydney Broadbent’s 2022 Senior Capstone Project: “Champlain College's Culture of Consent”

Angel Gallien’s 2022 Senior Project Capstone: “Sexual Assault Awareness”

BUS 210 Fall 2021 service learning project: “Expanding medical supplies in campus store/vending machines”

BUS 210 Spring 2022 service learning project: “Addressing Crunch Time in the Game Studio”

BUS 210 Spring 2022 service learning project: “A Four Day Work Week at Champlain”

Rowan Lanxner’s 2021 Senior Capstone Project: Mental Health & Wellness Initiative for Champlain College


Website URL where information about the institution’s living laboratory program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Each semester the Director for Service & Sustainability sends a list of possible campus projects to faculty to use for class or individual projects, internships, etc. See link for the list of possible projects:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nKEp6uc92P5ieS2Vhzeetqo_pOpHYE8RusYD54IQ2Do

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