Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colgate University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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):

AASHE, Second Nature


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):

Member, Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Member, United States Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter
Member, New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE)
Member, New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, & Recycling (NYSAR3) College Council
Member, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Member, National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
Member, APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities
Member, New York 6 Consortium (Colgate, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Skidmore, St. Lawrence, and Union)


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):

2016 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Baltimore, MD.
Utilizing Carbon Offsets To Fulfill the Second Nature Climate Leadership Commitments.

2016 State of New York Sustainability Conference, New Paltz, NY.
Climate Smart Communities: The Value and Process of Campus-Community Partnerships in Advancing Climate Action.
Campus Forests in Mitigating Climate Change and Meeting Carbon Goals.
The Power Dialog: NYS Higher Education Institutions Harnessing the Power of Student Inquiry to Advance Clean Energy Policy.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

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

REV Campus Challenge members are invited to participate in the Roadmaps Technical Assistance program, which supports New York State colleges and universities in kick-starting their clean energy efforts. Launched in December 2016, the Roadmaps program provides funding for REV Campus Challenge members to work with energy consultants to better understand and pursue clean energy opportunities on their campuses and develop action plans for the future. This year, Colgate submitted information that will potentially be featured as a case study, primarily pertaining to our work with geothermal energy.


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):

2016 State of New York Sustainability Conference: Planning Committee
Second Nature: Resiliency Assessment Working Group
Second Nature: Advanced Carbon Mitigation Working Group
AASHE Advisory Council
AASHE Advisory Council: Value of Campus Sustainability Subcommittee
AASHE Advisory Council: Professional Development Subcommittee


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:

Colgate has an ongoing interinstitutional collaboration with five other New York schools in our region: Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Skidmore, St. Lawrence, and Union.

Colgate's Sustainability Office also has a close working relationship with the following institutions in a collaborative/mentorship capacity:
William and Mary, Sustainability Advisory Team
Bucknell University, Sustainability Council
Swarthmore College, Office of Sustainability
California Lutheran University, Sustainability Council


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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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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:

Colgate's Office of Sustainability has been working closely with Hamilton College and Middlebury College regarding forest preservation and carbon sequestration.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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