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

STARS v2.2

Hope College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Water Quality/Conservation Research

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Hope College is just miles away from one of the largest sources of accessible freshwater so it is natural that this is a significant area for our students, faculty, and staff to be involved in protecting.

This is done through a number of ways:

DAY1: WATERSHED Research Community
https://hope.edu/academics/day1/watershed.html

Day1: Great Lakes Research Community
https://hope.edu/academics/day1/great-lakes.html

Support of Project Clarity and research on the Matacawa Watershed
http://www.macatawaclarity.org/

GEOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Research
https://hope.edu/academics/geological-environmental-sciences/research.html

Microplastics
https://hope.edu/news/2018/academics/student-research-wins-first-place-at-national-geology-conference.html

Community Education:
Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore events example)
"Glocal Water" Event https://vimeo.com/360851847
Living Sustainably Articles in the Holland Sentinel example)
https://blogs.hope.edu/sustainability-institute/uncategorized/living-sustainably-research-studies-how-and-why-dunes-move/
https://blogs.hope.edu/sustainability-institute/uncategorized/living-sustainably-research-gives-residents-a-look-at-lake-mac-health/
https://blogs.hope.edu/sustainability-institute/community-knowledge/living-sustainably-water-water-everywhere-not-so-much-anymore/

International Water Projects:
https://blogs.hope.edu/hope-expert-resources/faculty-experts/water-research-for-the-global-good/
https://hope.edu/offices/student-life/student-organizations/groups/engineers-without-borders/current-projects.html

Historical involvement examples:
https://hope.edu/news/2016/research/major-nsf-grant-supports-comprehensive-study-of-e-coli-in-macatawa-watershed.html
https://hope.edu/news/2009/09/29/symposium-to-address-water-scarcity.html
https://hope.edu/news/2016/academics/hope-to-host-interdisciplinary-panel-discussion-on-flint-water-crisis.html


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Public Engagement
Water
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy
Grounds
Water

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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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