Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Amy Elvidge
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Emerson College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amy Elvidge
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Services
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

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

American College and University Presidential Climate Commitment


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
Green Ribbon Commission


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

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

Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

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

We submitted our new coupled waste system profile in our academic spaces to the following awards program for signage funding:
Keep America Beautiful & PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty 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):

Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium (SSLS) - Sustainability Coordinator serves on board
Broadway Green Alliance - student leader serves as campus green captain


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Sustainability mentorship program between Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Emerson College. WPI is mentor and Emerson College is mentee. Mentorship program run by AASHE.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

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

Yes, Emerson created the draft letter to President-Elect Trump asking him to support climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. The draft was then shared for editing with NECSC members, Second Nature staff, and ACUPCC signatories.
More than 200 higher education presidents have signed on so far.

Through the Green Schools Listserv:

Emerson College has assisted other colleges with implementing Food Cams on their campuses. Food Cams provide donation hubs for leftover food to be shared with the campus community.

Emerson College has assisted other colleges with implementing move out swaps between students to promote donation and diversion of unwanted student materials.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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