Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amber Garrard
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

Green Mountain's Climb to Climate Neutrality, White Paper published in Climate Neutral Campus Report, Kyoto Publishing, 2009

AASHE Conference (2010):
"Solar High Tunnels: Food Production & Renewable Energy” Prof Lucas Brown
"Putting it all together, Renewable Energy inside & outside the classroom" Sustainability Coordinator Amber Garrard

“Strengthening Social Sustainability: The Role of Higher Education.” International Conference on Human Ecology at the University of Manchester in the United
Kingdom, June 29 – July 3, 2009., presentation by William Throop, Provost

"Promoting Global Citizenship through Campus Sustainability Initiatives," Fostering Global Citizenship Conference, World Learning, October 4, 2009, presentation by Amber Garrard, Sustainability Coordinator

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Case Study 2009: Biomass Facility, Solar Thermal Hot Water System on Campus Farm

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

Vermont Campus Sustainability Network
GMC is a member of the VCSN steering committee and is actively engaged with other institutions to provide collaborative educational opportunities that promote sustainability throughout the state of Vermont.

Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
GMC serves on the steering committee of this regional organization.

GMC has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education since 2007 and Provost William Throop sits on AASHE's Board of Directors.

Vermont Campus Compact
Green Mountain College has had a strong partnership with Vermont Campus Compact for years. A number of students have volunteered as Americorps VISTA participants or SERVE members at GMC, earning education awards and professional experience while strengthening GMC's connections throughout the community.

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

The Eco League connects Green Mountain with a consortium of five environmentally themed colleges that are at the forefront of today's dialog about our natural and social communities. Stretching from Anchorage, Alaska, to Bar Harbor, Maine, Eco League colleges represent five distinct bio-regions across the U.S. Student and faculty exchanges enable sustainability skills and knowledge learned in one bio-region to be tested and shared in other bio-regions. Students can spend up to two nonconsecutive semesters of study at any of the five member colleges, or in any of the international exchange programs offered by an Eco League college without transferring schools. The program is set up to allow seamless exchange of students, with students continuing to pay tuition to their home college.

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

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