Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.00
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Drexel University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Korin Tangtrakul
Sustainability Manager
Sustainable Water Resources Engineering Lab
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Climate Year

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Climate change is an urgent global crisis that calls on people and institutions across the globe to act collectively to address it. Recognizing this urgency, students, faculty and professional staff from across Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences are coming together to make 2021 our Climate Year. This year, we are celebrating, supporting and cataloging our ongoing climate work happening at all levels of the University as well as launching new initiatives to make combating climate change central to our institutional practices, curriculum, research and civic engagement. Climate Year is focused on five key goals:

Strengthen our institutional climate commitment.
Promote climate and sustainability-focused courses and experiential learning opportunities.
Inspire applied climate-focused research, civic engagement and collaboration.
Engage the community through public-facing climate and sustainability programming.
Take inventory, coordinate and track climate work happening at all levels of the University.

Climate Year is our opportunity to learn and do something about issues like the unequal burdens of climate change on vulnerable communities, habitat and species loss, public health impacts of a warming climate, the economic risks of inaction and more.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Eco-Reps

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Climate and Sustainability’s new EcoReps Program is a group of student environmental leaders who are dedicated to increasing both opportunities for and student awareness of sustainability on campus. Drexel EcoReps hold on-campus events for students and staff to learn more about how we as an institution can decrease our carbon and pollution footprint. Students can get involved as either a casual volunteer or as a more active member of the events and planning teams.

Affiliated with Drexel's Office of Climate and Sustainability, EcoReps are students dedicated to increasing both opportunities for and student awareness of sustainability on campus


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement

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