Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
2.50 / 3.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

AASHE
College and University Recycling Coalition


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium


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

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

AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, October 2020:"Leveraging Different Constituencies to Extend the 'Campus as a Living Lab' Concept" presented by Chad Jones and Margaret Bounds


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students 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):

Margaret Bounds, Assistant Director of Sustainability, sits on the board of the College and University Recycling Coalition and is currently board secretary.


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 employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Margaret Bounds, Assistant Director of Sustainability, served as a peer reviewer for Wesleyan University's STARS report that was submitted in 2020.


A brief description of other inter-campus 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/ CTW One Source, an online purchasing platform, was adopted by the same group of colleges to streamline procurement contracts and utilize the collective purchasing power of the three college's in contract negotiations. Work was also done by the planning group to better identify sustainable products within the system and remove erroneous "sustainability" labels from products.


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