Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Endicott College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Meghan Wrenn
Sustainability Coordinator
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

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

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

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

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

The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)
North Shore Technology Council, Sustainability Forum

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

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

Endicott College hosted the Southern New England Chapter of APPA (Leadership in Educational Facilities) Summer Conference, with sustainability being the main theme. The Office of Sustainability presented on sustainability at Endicott with a particular focus on energy and student engagement in sustainability. The EH&S manager presented on the College's compliance with MA DEP regulations.

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

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

We have submitted case studies to the annual RecycleMania competition regarding waste and recycling events on campus.

After competitive review, Endicott was published in the APPA magazine for an article on climate resilience and stormwater management on campus.

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? :

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

Facilities Director - participates in the development of the Beverly 2030 Plan
Assistant Dean of STEM - serves on consortium called "CAPSTONE" which is working on internships and programmatic collaboration in marine science and sustainability
Environmental Science faculty - Maritime Gloucester Board of Directors, Salem Sound Coastwatch, Beverly Resilience Committee
Director of Sustainability - Manchester, MA Master Planning Committee (focus on coastal resilience), City of Beverly Municipal Vulnerabiltiy and Preparedness (MVP) process
Dean of School of Arts and Sciences - Board of Directors, North Shore Technology Council

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:

Endicott sustainability staff meet with staff at Salem State University to discuss program collaboration and best practices.

The College also works closely to share best practices with nearby Gordon College and Montserrat College of Art.

The Office of Sustainability helps to advise city officials on sustainability initiatives.

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

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

The College has had discussions with the City of Beverly, City of Salem, Salem State University, Gordon College and Montserrat College of art to pilot a regional bike sharing program.

The Office of Sustainability has helped Salem State University plan several events with their student groups.

The College is participating in the City of Beverly's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program and the Office of Sustainability is actively assisting in ongoing community engagement meetings at which it has presented.

Office of Sustainability recently meet with City Officials, Superintendent of Schools and local Hospital to discuss composting programs City-wide.

Endicott hosts high-achieving 8th graders from the City of Lynn for a three week Learning and Leadership Program every summer. For one week, the students focus solely on environmental science and sustainability, using the campus and surrounding coastal ecosystem as a living laboratory.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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