Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.87
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 29, 2014
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Colorado College
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Colorado College partners with many community organizations to advance and model sustainability in the Pikes Peak Region, including the City of Colorado Springs (on-going), the Pikes Peak Regional Sustainability Planning Project (on-going), and Colorado Springs Utilities (on-going).


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

Colorado College's collaborative sustainability partners include Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network, Green Cities Coalition, and Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition. The majority of the institutional support comes in the form of staff time for coordination, logistics, and planning. Participation may include agenda setting, advisory, and implementation and always includes review and decision making.

Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network
Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network is an coalition of business, governmental, community and advocacy leaders dedicated towards implementing green business practices in order to cultivate a sustainable region. [On-going; addresses economic prosperity and ecological health]

Green Cities Coalition
The Green Cities Coalition aims to promote ecologically, economically, and socially healthy cities in El Paso County for current and future residents of the Pikes Peak region. [On-going; addresses social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health]

Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition focuses on the promotion of alternative fuels. The Green Cities Coalition is an alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals working towards the development of more ecologically, economically, and socially healthy cities in El Paso County. [On-going; addresses economic prosperity and ecological health]


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

CC's Sustainability Manager Ian Johnson serves as a member of the Water Planning Advisory Group at Colorado Springs Utilities. Johnson's role is to promote ecological health and social equity and wellbeing in advisory discussions. It is a multi-year commitment in which Johnson will ensure that social, economic, and environmental considerations are included in the future planning of water use in Colorado Springs. Ian Johnson was identified to serve in the group as a representative from Colorado College (a gross user of the city's water) and as a professional with extensive knowledge of and experience dealing with water use.


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:

AASHE
Colorado College is a member of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

ACUPCC
In 2009, Colorado College signed the American College & University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), committing to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2020.


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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