Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Presidents' Climate Leadership Network


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):

Sustainable Cleveland 2019

Ohio Higher Education Sustainability Professionals Network

Northeast Ohio Higher Education Sustainability Professionals Network

Cleveland 2030 District


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):

St. Cloud State University Winter Institute
Economic Climate, Changed
The 58th Winter Institute features nationally known speakers and experts to help us explore the effects of climate change on our economy.
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer McMillin '01 (Director of Sustainability, Cleveland State University)
People, Planet, Purpose: A sustainability journey
Jennifer will share her journey of how she got to where she is today and why it is important for students of all disciplines to have an understanding of sustainability and how it relates to their field.

MAPPA, Midwest Region of APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities Conference
Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability, Cleveland State University
CSU Students Speak! Sustainability as a Tool for Student Engagement
Abstract:
Providing facilities that enhance the student experience is a core function of campus operations staff. Too often though, facilities departments operate in isolation from the student population. CSU’s Director of Sustainability has over a decade of experience using sustainability as a means to engage the student body in campus operations. This presentation will provide a brief overview of sustainability initiatives at CSU that have involved students. Hear directly from CSU students about what matters to them, how being involved with campus operations has been a learning experience, and how Facilities Directors can better reach the student population. Academic projects based on real campus sustainability issues will also be covered.

MAPPA, Midwest Region of APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities Conference
Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability, Cleveland State University
Go Green: How Sustainability Initiatives Benefit Operations and Increase Engagement at CSU
Abstract:
This presentation will provide an overview of sustainability initiatives at CSU including the development of an organic waste composting program, transition to compostable tableware in catering, guidelines for energy efficient space usage, assessing recycling programs, marketing and promotions, events, AASHE STARS reporting, and more. Learn how to use sustainability to boost the reputation of your Facilities Department (and your entire campus) and discover strategies for engaging with faculty, staff and students.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

2018 Green Building Challenge Awards

The Cleveland 2030 District, in collaboration with USGBC Ohio NE Region, has announced the winners of their competition to measure progress in energy and water conservation. CSU picked up two awards for energy and water conservation in Julka Hall.

Reduction in Energy Use Intensity from year-end 2017 through year-end 2018:
2nd Place: Cleveland State University, Julka Hall

Reduction in Water Use Intensity from year-end 2017 through year-end 2018:
Winner: Cleveland State University, Julka Hall


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):

Community Advisory Committee of GreenCityBlueLake
Wendy Kellogg, Cleveland State University
Kevin O’Brien, Cleveland State University
Steve Percy, Cleveland State University

Board member, Cleveland Water Alliance
Jerzy Sawicki, Cleveland State University

Board member, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Roland V. Anglin – Cleveland State University


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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 :

The Ohio Higher Education Sustainability Professionals Network holds an annual day long meeting to share information and strategies for implementing campus sustainability initiatives. This network also hosts a listserv for virtual discussions regarding issues pertaining to campus sustainability.

The Northeast Ohio Higher Education Sustainability Professionals Network meets quarterly to share ideas, challenges and success stories on campuses in the greater Cleveland region.


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