Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Water Planning Advisory Group at Colorado Springs Utilities

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

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.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Colorado Springs Office of Sustainability

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Colorado College Sustainability Director Ian Johnson is a member of the Colorado Springs Office of Sustainability and serves as a member of the transportation subcommittee which works specifically on issues regarding the cost effectiveness of sustainable transportation options, the ecological impacts of transportation and ways to reduce them, access to transportation and sustainable transportation like biking, and issues surrounding public transit.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Catamount Center

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Catamount Center is a school located near Woodland Park focused on environmental education. The Catamount Center and Colorado College have collaborated to create the TREE semester (Teaching and Research in Environmental Education), which is a semester-long program available to CC students to get a certificate in environmental education. CC Students work directly with local students to help educate the local community on environmental issues.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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