Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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):

AASHE, CURC


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):

Through the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum we are connected with and talk with the sustainability staff and faculty at schools like Grand Valley, Michigan State, Calvin, Western Michigan, Aquinas. We are currently trying to plan a coordinated event for our students to connect with each other as well (looks like spring 2021).


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
No

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

Our faculty and staff have presented at conferences over the past year, but they have not been specifically higher education sustainability conferences.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

We have submitted stories for the AASHE newsletter, but no official case studies submitted for this nor any other external higher education sustainability resource centers or award programs.


Has the institution had employees or students 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:

We have not had a formal mentoring relationship with another institution, however, we often get emails and calls from other schools asking about specific projects and how we have set-up our office. We are always happy to help! :)


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:

We had hoped to do this with Calvin this year, but unfortunately our timelines for data collection did not match up, we hope to try again in the future.


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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