Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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Colorado State University
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

Drive Electric Northern Colorado brings together stakeholders in the community to participate in a first-of-its-kind effort focused on electric vehicle deployment. Led by the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado State University, and the Electrification Coalition, and joined already by more than 20 additional organizations, Drive Electric Northern Colorado strives to generate interest and action in the area of electric vehicles.

Drive Electric Northern Colorado was formed to help encourage electric vehicle communities. They are part of a national effort to develop electric vehicle ecosystems that hope to make ownership of an electric vehicle simple, convenient, attractive, and cost effective.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

CSU has many community partnerships including:

- a partner in Zero Waste Fort Collins: which aims to make all of Fort Collins zero waste by 2030. http://www.fcgov.com/zerowaste/
- FortZED: which aims to transform the downtown area and the main campus of Colorado State University into a net Zero Energy District through conservation, efficiency, renewable sources and smart technologies. http://fortzed.com/partners
- UniverCity Connections: an initiative of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado focused on convening community and catalyzing opportunities for positive change with a focus on three of Fort Collins’ community assets: Colorado State University, Downtown, and the Poudre River. http://univercityconnections.org/
- Additionally, the on-campus CSU Bike Committee includes city council members which has made bike planning a city and university joint success over the years.

The University also participates in numerous other outreach and community partnerships for sustainability. More information about these partnerships can be found at: http://www.green.colostate.edu/partnerships.aspx

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