Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Andrea Russell
Sustainability Coordinator and Community Energy Center Program Manager
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Society for Human Ecology
Post Landfill Action Network

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Green Campus Consortium of Maine

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

College of the Atlantic students Tina Drupa '22, Isidora Munoz '22, and Ellie White '22 presented "Single Use Plastics Bans: Process and Partnerships" as part of the 2022 College and University Recycling Coalition webinar series.

Youtube recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eUcKqWFaAI&t=33s

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

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

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Several faculty serve on the board and conference planning committees of the International Society for Human Ecology (SHE).

Several other examples can be found in the "Support for Research" section of this submission.

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

COA has partnered for several years with educators in Japan to lead the establishment of a college program in human ecology in Hiroshima Prefecture, and has completed four summer intensives where students and faculty collaborate on the planning process. The Human Ecology Lab and Island Odyssey (HELIO) program is now offering a year-long college-accredited program for students who agree to travel to College of the Atlantic to complete their education. The HELIO program focuses on how to do field-based, problem-based learning on ecological and sustainable issues related to human ecology.

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

COA is part of the EcoLeague Consortium of green colleges. Each year COA participates in the planning for exchanges, short courses, and administrative efforts for the EcoLeague.

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

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