Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jim Simon
Director of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The CREATE Model

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:

The CREATE Model is a six-branch model to address sustainability throughout the Gonzaga University campus, in line with the Jesuit beliefs of the community. The CREATE Model is as follows:

-Care for Creation: Making sure our practices as a campus are respectful of the environment.
-Reflection: How we create opportunities to be more sustainable, reflecting on how we fit into the bigger picture and how we can be in balance with our world as a campus and a community.
-Experience: Seeking to develop ways for the entire campus to play an active role in the creation of a culture of sustainability.
-Action: Practicing sustainability beyond knowledge and towards the application of social and environmental justice to issues on campus and in our broader community.
-Teaching: Infusing the curriculum of the University with the principles of sustainability.
-Engagement: Working to give students and other community members the ability to engage with each other in rich conversation about the environment and our relationship to it.

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 :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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