Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
Sustainability
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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):

The College of Charleston is a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and Second Nature's 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):

The Center for Sustainable Development is a vocal leader and active member of the following local, state and regional networks: Charleston Resilience Network, South Carolina Collegiate Recycling Network and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. You can learn more about the Charleston Resilience Network at http://www.charlestonresilience.net.


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):

The Center for Sustainable Development was proud to support four students at this year's Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual conference held in Spokane, Washington in October 2019. Student presenters from the College of Charleston included: Darien Parker, who shared information about organizing the university's first Green Office Program with a special emphasis on inclusion; Suzanna Ellison, who shared information about student gardens; Natalie Reider, who discussed leading the Stone Soup Collective chapter on campus -- a group aimed at combating food insecurity and food waste; and, Adelaide Bates, who spoke about her experiences launching the university's first Farmers Market.

In addition, Executive Director Brian Fisher, Quality Enhancement Plan Director Todd LeVasseur, Climate and Zero Waste Manager Darcy Everett and Associate Director and Student Internship Coordinator Ashley Lavender presented at this year's AASHE conference. Drs. Fisher and LeVasseur spoke to the university's efforts to incorporate sustainability literacy into curriculum and faculty engagement. Dr. Lavender discussed the university's food security and zero waste initiatives, and Darcy Everett shared her expertise on zero waste programs and industry trends.


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):

The Center for Sustainable Development supported the university's application to the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly University program, and it was awarded a Bronze BFU designation in October 2019. Additionally, the Center supported Drs. Jen Cole Wright and Kendra Stewart in their efforts to apply for the Carnegie Foundation's for the Advancement of Teaching first-time classification, in an effort to access its resource center and professional development opportunities in community engagement.


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):

Charleston Resilience Network, South Carolina Collegiate Recycling Network and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.