Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.39
Liaison Connie Morales
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Claremont McKenna College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kristin Miller
Admin
Roberts Environmental Center
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Sustainable Claremont: Claremont Energy Challenge

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Claremont is competing against 50 cities across the United States for a $5 million prize as a part of the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. The goal is to reduce and rethink energy use over the next two years by developing an innovative, community-wide plan. CMC provides paid student internships to help with CEC, and there are also many volunteers from CMC involved.
Claremont will be judged on its ability to create and implement a unique, effective plan and its overall reduction in energy consumption per capita. This is basically a challenge for everybody in our community to think about energy and take meaningful steps to promote sustainability.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Sustainable Claremont: Green Crew

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Students help with planting and publicity for Green Crew. The Sustainable Claremont Green Crew works with the City of Claremont to support ecological landscaping on City-owned land and community health through hands-on volunteering such as tree planting. Through a recent ReLeaf Grant, the students are helping collaborate 125 new trees around the City.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
CHERP

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) is a volunteer non-profit organization that was created to eliminate the barriers to success of our critical, national, energy efficiency goals. CHERP is engaged in a comprehensive, replicable, community-wide program to help achieve aggressive goals for improved energy efficiency in buildings through education about the impact of buildings on greenhouse gas emissions and the many benefits that accrue to building owners and cities from retrofitting buildings. CMC students volunteer for Walk the Town and other CHERP outreach and retrofitting.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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