Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ken Lindeman
Professor, Sustainability Studies
Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
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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):

AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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):

EASF - Educational Alliance for Sustainable Florida

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):

The sustainability program chair at FIT gave an invited panel presentation on Correlations between Gender Equity Metrics and Sustainability at the 9th annual Go for the Greens conference in Orlando, FL, in Sept, 2016. He also spoke on climate change and coastal development issues at several coastal sustainability workshops in East Florida in the last year.

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):

Florida Tech has submitted substantial campus sustainability information to the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges. We are also preparing Lead submission for two green buildings on campus later in 2020 to the USGBC.

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):

The sustainability program chair Is on the board of directors of the Marine Resources Council, one of the largest environmental non-profits in the region. The MRC maintains a network of many non-profit and business partners throughout t the Space Coast region with a heavy focus on education and application of best practices of sustainability throughout the region.

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:

Florida Tech's sustainability program has staff who are on the board of the Marine Resources Council. The staff has semi-continuously assisted the MRC with many aspects of the development of the sustainability program by mentoring non-profit staff and board members on best practices in sustainability and their reporting.

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 :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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