Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.10
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Drexel University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Bo Solomon
University Sustainability Officer
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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

Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network and recently joined Second Nature's UC3: University Climate Change Coalition

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

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

Greater Philadelphia Climate Change Collaborative, Southeast Pennsylvania Sustainable Schools

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

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

During Second Nature's 2020 Higher Education Leadership Summit (Feb 2020), Drexel University representatives hosted a roundtable discussion on the Urban Climate Change Research Network and how to build connections between researchers and urban practitioners.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

Dining Services and Aramark case Competition to reduce plastics submitted to Race-to-Zero Waste Recyclemania

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

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

Bo Solomon serves as Treasurer of University Surplus Property Association, a nationwide association for the information on the resale and reuse of surplus property for institutions of higher learning. Surplus programs at Universities help minimize waste by preventing reusable items from entering the waste stream.

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

University of Pittsburgh has been our mentor to discuss STARS and Carbon Emissions goals.

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

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

As a member of the Southeast Pennsylvania Sustainable Schools network (an informal network of sustainability officers at institutions in Southeast PA), Drexel representatives participate in occasional meetings to share resources and experiences on sustainability initiatives on campus.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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