Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
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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):

AASHE
U.S. Green Building Council


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):

Atlantic Coast Conference
Southeast Sustainability Network
Florida Climate Institute
Sustainable Tallahassee
Capitol Area Sustainability Council/Compact


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):

AASHE
Multicultural Leadership Summit
PeaceJam

The Director of Campus Sustainability sat on the AASHE awards selections committee and presented, Promoting Sustainable Behaviors: Real-World Challenges: principles and frameworks for positive environmental change, at the 2017 AASHE Conference.


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 Campus Sustainability and the Program Coordinator at Sustainable Campus both sit on the Capitol Area Sustainability Council for the Tallahassee area, along with government and non-profit agencies that focus on local sustainability issues.

The Program Coordinator for Sustainable Campus served as a member of the AASHE review committee for proposals for the 2017 conference. The Program Coordinator is a member of the ACC network and attends regular conference calls with ACC Universities.

Both the Director of Campus Sustainability and the Program Coordinator for Sustainable Campus presented at Sustainable Tallahassee Green Drink events on FSU Sustainability by the Numbers and Sustainability and Social Justice, respectively.

The Graduate Assistant for Sustainable Campus and the student Eco-Rep coordinator served on the committee for the development of the 2018 Eco-Reps conference. The Graduate Assistant, student Eco-Reps coordinator, and student members of the Eco-Reps all gave presentations at the conference.


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:

FSU is a member of the Southeast Sustainability Network, a coalition of universities in south eastern U.S. that support one another in addressing campus specific sustainability issues. The Southeast Sustainability Network operates under a democratic, shared governance model. No particular individuals or institutions create nor control the resources, and all members are considered contributors and leaders. The campuses represented include a range of institutions that are: public and private, small and large, granting degrees from baccalaureate to doctoral, and in states spanning Texas to Maryland. The network maintains a regular conference call schedule with all available universities and sustainability staff with a plethora of collaborative resources. Members will often contact one another for specific questions based on the current sustainability issues and expertise of network members.


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:

In 2017, FSU and The University of Florida challenged one another in RecycleMania to increase visibility and recycling through competition. Each university created a challenge video targeting the competing college. Weekly social media dialog was developed by staff at both universities such as: Twitter rap battles, ranking taunts, and picture exchanges. Students were able to engage in social media which created a heightened incentive to recycle and beat the opposing university.
Florida State University and Florida A&M University both sit on the Capitol Area Sustainability Council for the Tallahassee area where we collaborate on local sustainability issues and events.


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