Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

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 :
PikeRide

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?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

CC partnered with PikeRide, a city wide bike share program that allows Colorado College students, staff, and faculty to use the bikes. Colorado College has two Pike Ride docking stations on campus which allows for people to easily utilize this service. Colorado College provides financial support to students who show demonstated financial need.

Check out the two physical bike stations on campus - one at the Fine Arts Center and one outside of Tutt Library. Download the app and locate all the geo-fenced areas that you can park your bike!


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):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (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? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (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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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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