Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.77
Liaison Josh Lasky
Submission Date April 4, 2023

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Joshua Lasky
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
DC Coalition of Higher Education for Environment, Resilience, and Sustainability (CHEERS)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Formed in 2022, DC CHEERS is a group of Washington region sustainablity faculty who have formed a collective to advance sustainability teaching, learning, research, and service at their respective institutions. The group was modeled after the DC College and University Pledge Network, which consists primarily of operationally focused sustainaiblity directors, managers, and coordinators on higher education campuses within DC. The Coalition meets on a monthly basis to share lessons learned and best practices for engaging and equipping students with the knowlege needed to take action now and prepare for a future in the sustainability workforce or to integrate sustainability in their daily lives. In the spring of 2023, CHEERS began work to establish a first-of-its kind cross-campus sustainabilty course open to all students at institutions included in the Consortium of Universities of the Washinton Metropolitan Area.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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