Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.46
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Connecticut College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE
College and University Recycling Coalition


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

AASHE 2017:"The Lending Library: Addressing Textbook Affordability and Reducing Waste" and "Passing the Baton: Best Practices for Transitioning Into and Out of Sustainability Positions"


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Chad Jones (Faculty Director of Sustainability) and Josh Stoffel (former Environmental Manager) served on the Board of Curators for the 2015 Sustainability Student Leadership Syposium, which was held at Connecticut College. http://sustainability.tufts.edu/programs/ecorepresentatives/ssl-symposium/


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

We are currently working with the University of South Carolina to provide mentorship to their new STARS Implementation Liaison on how to collect data and submit their report. We will be finishing a review of their submission by June of this year.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The CTW Library Consortium, consisting of Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University was established in 1987 so the three libraries could share an online library catalog and items from their collections via a delivery service. CTW has since expanded its collaborative efforts into collaborative collection development and collection management, and shared ebook purchasing. http://ctw.blogs.wesleyan.edu/


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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