Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
No

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

The Director of Sustainability is the co-chair of WAHESC (Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition), which includes representatives from the public and private colleges and universities in Washington. WAHESC also partners with OHESC (Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Coalition) and SPNR (Sustainability Professionals of the Northern Rockies) to coordinate regional conferences.


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
No

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
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Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

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

The Director of Sustainability is co-chair of WAHESC, and sat on the planning committees for WOHESC 2017 and 2018.


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:

Evergreen's Office of Sustainability works closely with counterparts at Western Washington University and the University of Washington on peer-to-peer sharing and collaboration on projects, as well as supporting cross-campus student learning. We also provide advisory support for new staff or start-up programs at the smaller colleges and universities around the state.


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:

Evergreen worked with both the University of Washington's and Western Washington University's sustainability coordinators to create the Low Carbon Space Heating Symposium to begin a regional conversation and collaborative work on replacements for natural gas.

https://green.uw.edu/blog/2017-04/low-carbon-space-heating-symposium-may-12


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Evergreen is also an active participant in local sustainability planning, through the Thurston Regional Planning Council, as well as state inter-agency planning and action through the WA State Alternative Fueled Vehicles Technical Advisory Group and the Interagency Climate Adaptation Network.

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