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

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Champlain is an institutional member of the following:
ACT: Association for Commuter Transportation https://www.actweb.org/
NACAS: National Association of College Auxiliary Services https://nacas.org/
AASHE: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education 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.wordpress.com/who-we-are/ and https://www.instagram.com/vermontfirst/

Our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning is the liaison to the Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network and participates in their occasional gatherings. http://www.gbsen.org/

Our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning participates with the Northeast Climate Change Education Collaborative. https://shelburnefarms.org/our-work/education-partnerships/northeast-climate-change-education-collaborative

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.

Our Sustainable Transportation Coordinator participates in the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition https://vtccc.w3.uvm.edu/


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Director for Service & Sustainability Learning was a panelist on an AASHE webinar "Learned Lessons and Tips for GRITS and Green Revolving Funds" on January 26, 2022.

First year student and Eco-Rep, Emmerson Mako, presented at the 2022 Student Sustainability Leadership Symposium held at UMass Lowell in March.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students 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):

Our Director for Service & Sustainability Learning serves on the regional Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium Board of Curators which helps plan the annual conference. https://sustainability.tufts.edu/sustainability-at-tufts/programs/ecorepresentatives/ssl-symposium/


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 employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus 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.


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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