Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Chatham University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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):

The International Sustainable Campus Network
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is a non-profit association of globally leading colleges and universities representing over 30 countries and working together to holistically integrate sustainability into campus operations, research and teaching.
https://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org/membership/iscn-member-directory

Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
The GCCHE is a global network of health professions schools and programs that aims to:
-Obtain commitments from health professions schools throughout the world to educate their students on the health impacts of climate change and bring together member institutions to share best scientific and educational practices for doing so;
-Develop a core global knowledge set on the health impacts of climate change that all graduates of health professions schools should possess, as well as model curricula that member institutions can utilize for this purpose;
-Build a pipeline of health professionals who focus their work on the health impacts of climate change; and,
-Support the development of global academic partnerships to foster mutual learning, particularly in under- resourced countries.
Link: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/research/global-consortium-climate-and-health-education/list

Chatham is a member of 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):

Higher Education Climate Consortium
HECC meets quarterly in an effort to address the short-term (within 2 years), medium-term (within 5 years) and long-term (beyond 5 years) recommendations on how colleges, universities and their 70,000 students can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. For Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.0, HECC developed a series of recommendations addressing energy use, transportation, recycling & waste management, and general sustainability.
http://pittsburghclimate.org/higher-education/


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):

This past November, Chatham University’s president, David Finegold, DPhil, was invited to speak at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.
Dr. Finegold was part of a panel on which different models of U.S. higher education were represented: a community college, a large public university, and, representing private universities, Chatham.
http://www.chatham.edu/news/index.php/2018/01/chatham-views/president-finegold-attends-u-n-climate-change-conference

Food & Climate Change Conference October 14, 2017
Join the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment for a conference exploring the intersections between food and climate change!
https://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=19024

AASHE 2018 - presentations by Mary Whitney, Debbie DeLong, Peter Walker as well as students at poster session.


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):

Dr. Mary Whitney, the Chatham Sustainability Coordinator, participates in the Oversight Committee for the Sustainable Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge.
http://www.spchallenge.org/about/oversight-committee

Dr. Peter Walker serves on the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors. https://www.ncseglobal.org/deans-and-directors-cedd


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:

Chatham is mentoring Florida Gulf Coast University on the use of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. We are also formal AASHE mentorship partners with Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Dr. Mary Whitney is assisting Dublin Institute of Technology submit their first STARS submission.
Link: https://www.chatham.edu/news/index.php/2018/03/chatham-news/chatham-signs-memorandum-of-understanding-with-dublin-institute-of-technology


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:

Dr. Alice Julier is a member of the Sustainable Restaurants Committee
http://sustainablepghrestaurants.org/site/about/who-is-on-the-sustainable-pittsburgh-restaurant-team/

Chatham University assisted with the City of Pittsburgh's Resilience Strategy
http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/documents/pgh_resilience_strategy.pdf


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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