Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Harvey Mudd College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Louis Spanias
Sustainability Program Manager
Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

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

- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
- Second Nature
- United States Green Building Council


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Southern California Sustainability Officers


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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Louis Spanias, the Sustainability Program Manager, presented at the 2017 National Conference for AASHE. At this conference, Louis presented three times. He first served on a panel titled, "Rookies, Newbies, Imposters, & Not-Yet-Experts: Navigating Newness, Isolation, and/or Competence for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education," and then delivered his own presentation titled, "Developing a Green Office Program at your Institution." He also presented a poster at the conference, titled "The Beginnings of Zero Waste – Approaches and challenges to new waste diversion campaigns and initiatives."


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty 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):

Louis Spanias, the Sustainability Program Manager, currently sits as a member of the Advisory Council for AASHE, and is an active member of the Diversity & Inclusion committee. His appointment began on January 1st, 2018 and will conclude on January 1st, 2020.


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:

HMC is a part of AASHE's Mentorship program, though which it receives advice from sustainability professionals at Willamette University.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Harvey Mudd College is constantly sharing resources and engaged in joint planning efforts with other institutions - primarily the Claremont Colleges. In particular, Harvey Mudd College and Claremont McKenna College have partnered up as co-members of the Energize Colleges program administered by Strategic Energy Innovations and funded by state utility ratepayers. Furthermore, the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design collaborates with the other Claremont Colleges on a number of initiatives and campaigns, including the 5C PowerDown competition, 5C Earth Week, and other ad hoc events throughout the year. Each of these examples have all continued through the last year and beyond.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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