Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Michael Amadori
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


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):

New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE)
New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Sustainability Network


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):

HWS faculty, staff, and students presented at the 2016 AASHE conference.

Presentations included:
- Student research and projects conducted through a campus as a living lab program (panel presentation)
- Growing beyond the campus garden (panel presentation)
- Capitalizing on faculty-administration collaborations to build sustainable campus communities (poster)
- Reflections from within: investigating the value of service-Learning and community-based research for undergraduate students (poster)
- Increasing diversion rates in outdoor campus spaces: a case study from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (poster)


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? :
No

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
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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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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:

In Fall 2015, HWS participated with and competed against the other New York Six (NY6) consortium schools in the NY Negawatt Challenge, a group competition which is a part of the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) program. The Negawatt Challenge focuses on reducing electricity use in residence halls.


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