Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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):

-Second Nature/Campus Climate Commitment

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):

-ACM College Network
-City of Colorado Springs Office of Sustainability

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):

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, this information is from 2020. Colorado College and the Office of Sustainability look forward to re-engaging in conferences in the coming year, such as the upcoming ASHRAE conference in June.
Ian Johnson, Paige Shetty, Mark Ferguson, Allen Townsend, Tiefentaller, Gabby Palko, Elizabeth Coggins presented at the Second Nature Higher Education Leadership Summit, specifically in regards to achieving Carbon Neutrality - Feburary 2020

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):

Submitted a case study of the new Net-Zero library to AASHE's Sustainable Campus Index.

Colorado College submitted a case study to the Sustainable Campus Index and was awarded a top spot for water use & reduction, air and climate, and transportation.

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):

The Director of Sustainability at Colorado College Board serves as board co-chair for PikeRide, and is a part of the planning committee for the ISSP/ACCO Global Congress which occured in December of 2019.

Former President Tiefenthaler was on the advisory council for Second Nature through June of 2020.

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:

Currently working with United States Air Force Academy's Climate Change Club to help mentor their group and partner with them on projects. Currently on hold due to covid-19.

(2021) Working occasionally with Bennett College to advise on sustainability office, staffing, and organization strategies.
(2022) Working with faculty at Washington and Lee University to advise on sustainability goals and strategies.

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 :

The Front Range colleges of Colorado (Colorado College, University of Denver, UCCS, UC Boulder, CSU) meet up twice a year to discuss challenges and successes at each respective school. Have not met as a group since 2018.

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

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