Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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George Washington University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Meghan Chapple
Director of Sustainability, Senior Advisor on University Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

GW has presented/co-presented at the AASHE conference on a number of topics including our collaborations with other universities, our water sustainability strategy, our ecosystem services strategy and our new sustainability minor. Our presentation titles included:

1) Ecosystems Planning: A Systems Approach to Sustainability Strategy at AASHE 2012
2) Teaching Sustainability 101: How Do We Structure An Introductory Course? at AASHE 2012
3) On the CUSP: Washington, D.C.'s College and University Sustainability Pledge at AASHE 2012
4) Creating a Water Action Plan: Water Footprinting at Higher Education Institutions at AASHE 2011

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

GW is a member of AASHE.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

GW collaborates with area campus partners on sustainability through a group called "Metro DC Sustainability" that includes representatives from American, Georgetown, University of the District of Columbia, George Mason, and Johns Hopkins, among others. GW has hosted meetings for the group.

In addition, GW joined and helped to lead the charge on the DC Mayor's College and University Sustainability Pledge which was signed by all District-schools in February 2012. The District of Columbia Mayor’s College and University Sustainability Pledge (CUSP) invites the District’s institutions of higher education to commit to pursuing sustainability as engaged participants in the Mayor’s ambitious goal of making the District of Columbia the most sustainable city in America. The CUSP recognizes the critical leadership role of the District’s colleges and universities in advancing sustainability on campus and in the community.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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