|Submission Date||March 23, 2016|
EN-9: Community Partnerships
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
Garden of Hope: "Denison students work with youth who are mandated by Juvenile Court to do community service all summer, planting, weeding and watering a cooperative garden" in nearby Newark, Ohio. (http://www.denison.edu/campuslife/servicelearning/helping_hands_garden_of_hope.html)
Denison students volunteer with local second graders at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Granville.
During a trip over Spring Break students work at a nature reserve in Georgia.
The Office of Sustainability helps coordinate a local citizen solar cooperative whereby members/participants help to install solar panels on each others' homes.
The Office of Sustainability sponsors Sustainable Agriculture Workshops for the college and local community.
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):
Denison has partnered with United Way of Licking County and a number of other local entities to conduct a community blueprint needs assessment. This project started in 2014 and is ongoing. Denison has contributed financially to this process as well as provided numerous faculty and staff to serve on committees and working groups.
Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
Denison is a partner in the Newark Canal Market District. This revitalizing project in downtown Newark, Ohio will be an outdoor covered farmers' market, public event space, and food hub. Along with Denison, the City of Newark, Licking Memorial Hospital, Bon Appetit, the Farm Bureau, and the TJ Evans Foundation are collaborating partners.
Denison's Environmental Studies Junior Practicum class has taken on various aspects of this project as their course focus for the last two semesters and multiple students have focused senior projects on the Canal Market District.
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.