Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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Hope College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Hope College participated in the "Environmental Dashboard" implementation project with multiple Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) Colleges to foster collaboration across campuses. This includes collaborative initiatives that seek to educate populations--on college campuses, in public school systems, and in local communities--about how changing practices can result in a more vibrant and sustained future for humanity.
article: http://www.hope.edu/news/2015/02/11/glca-grant-partners-five-campuses-in-using-environmental-dashboard.html
The group put together a shared presentation in 2015.

In the Fall of 2016 Hope College had a third party waste auditor on campus and they are currently working on an article to showcase practices for recycling and composting around our campus.

In April 2017 Hope College will host a monthly meeting for the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum at the A. Paul Schaap Science Center. Attendees will include representatives from businesses, higher education, and community members from around the west Michigan area.

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

Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) - partner
Dashboard Project (GLCA sub-group) - partner
Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore - partner
Creation Care - partner
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum - participant
West Michigan Environmental Action Council - participant
Community Support Partnership (West Michigan) - participant
Regional Centers of Enterprise - participant

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

Hope hosts, participates in, and supports sustainability events with other Great Lakes Colleges Association institutions, as well as with other institutions in the area.

Through the Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore Series Hope College works with Grand Valley State University to create an annual educational series to educate students, faculty, staff, and community members about ways to live a more sustainable life.

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

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