Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.10
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Rhona Free
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
Definition of Sustainability Research The goal of sustainability research is to help create a sustainable economy, society, and environment. Eastern encourages faculty to develop sustainability research or enhance existing research for the purpose of attaining the aforementioned goal. The university will maintain and make publicly available an inventory of all faculty research that is either sustainability-focused or sustainability-related. Sustainability-focused research concentrates on the concept of sustainability, or studies the application of sustainability concepts and strategies, or examines issues and topics in terms of their relevance to sustainability (e.g., social equity; environmental stewardship; technological advancement of sustainability). Sustainability or some aspect of sustainability is central to this research. Sustainability-related research incorporates sustainability as a distinct component of the faculty member’s research. For this research, sustainability or some aspect of sustainability is a significant component, but not the focus of the research.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
Research conducted by faculty affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Energy Studies or supported by the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern.

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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