Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
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?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Michigan Sustainable Business Forum's Campus Sustainability Collective (https://misbf.org/campus-sustainability-collective). This group highlights different aspects of campus sustainability each month. Representatives from a variety of universities listen to presentations and provide suggestions and mentorship to each other.

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
Climate Change Education Solutions Summit (https://www.gvsu.edu/cces/ccess-2021-highlights-55.htm); a GVSU faculty member presented a keynote titled "Collaborative Climate Action: Scaling up from local to global commons."

A faculty member also presented a lightning talk at the AASHE Conference in October 2022.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) has been selected as the winner of the Consumers Energy 2021 Project of the Year in the Large Commercial category. This annual award recognizes businesses for their commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in building projects.

Has the institution had employees or students 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):
Climate Change Education Solutions Summit (www.gvsu.edu/cces), Rise Up & Drawdown Conference (https://drawdownmichigan.org/)

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:
The Michigan Sustainable Business Forum's Campus Sustainability Collective has served in this way and has also served to develop partnerships/relationships between campuses to assist in the development of their sustainability programs.

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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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