Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Environmental Resilience Institute

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Launched in 2017, the Environmental Resilience Institute is part of Prepared for Environmental Change, the second initiative developed and funded through Indiana University's Grand Challenges Program. IU's $50 million investment in the initiative supports ERI’s efforts to better predict the impact of environmental change and to facilitate collaboration between IU's world-class faculty and Indiana residents, businesses, and nonprofits.

The Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University collaborates with Hoosiers and organizations throughout the region to better prepare Indiana and the Midwest for environmental changes that affect individuals, communities, businesses, and natural systems.

https://eri.iu.edu/

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

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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:
Center for Rural Engagement: Sustaining Hoosier Communities

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Reimagining the relationship between universities and rural communities, the Center for Rural Engagement calls on the research, expertise, teaching, and service of IU Bloomington faculty, staff, and students to address the challenges Indiana communities face and to enhance opportunities in collaboration with communities. We are leading new pathways to partnerships between non-land-grant, research institutions and rural communities.

Sustaining Hoosier Communities, a program of the Center for Rural Engagement, partners local communities with Indiana University faculty, students, and staff to improve and enrich the health, prosperity, and vitality of our region. Sustaining Hoosier Communities nurture a diversity of individuals and perspectives, fostering a strong social fabric and culture of equitable civic engagement. These communities demonstrate a lasting commitment to their people, economic opportunities, and places. Sustaining Hoosier Communities is based on the community engagement model championed by the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Community Network (EPIC-N), which universities across the nation have adopted, called The EPIC Model.

Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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