Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Colleen McCormick
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

IUPUI Sustainability Advisory Council
The charge of the IUPUI Sustainability Advisory Council: Provides guidance to the IUPUI campus regarding all areas of sustainability. Assists the Office of Sustainability in setting campus goals that are consistent with the IUPUI Principles of Sustainability. Provides guidance regarding best practices, evolving science and trends. Assists IUPUI in developing initiatives that complement activities of the community and assists community partners when appropriate.

Organizations represented on the council include:
 IUPUI – Office of Sustainability, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Solution Center, Campus Facility Services, School of Liberal Arts – Religious Studies, School of Law
 IU Bloomington – Office of Sustainability
 Ivy Tech Community College
 Butler University – Center for Urban Ecology
 Improving Kids Environment
 Health by Design
 Hoosier Environmental Council
 Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority
 Indiana Wildlife Federation
 Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
 Indiana Recycling Coalition
 Indianapolis Cultural Trail
 Indiana Urban Forest Council
 Elements Engineering
 NUVO/Indiana Living Green (local newspaper publication)
 Eli Lilly and Company
 Health and Hospital Corporation
 IU Health
 City of Indianapolis, Office of Sustainability
 Central Indiana Land Trust
 Global Peace Initiatives

Upper White River Watershed Alliance (UWRWA) The Director of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability serves on the UWRWA Board of Directors.
The UWRWA is a 16-county consortium of local governments, industry, utilities, universities, agriculture and the regional community that exists to improve and protect water quality on a watershed basis in the larger Upper White River Region. Local governments (cities, towns, and counties) are on the front lines of water quality protection, yet are faced with limited financial resources and changing regulatory expectations. We can do much more together than as individual communities to protect our vital water resources and leverage our financial and technical resources.
We are able to make use of our not-for-profit status to sponsor projects that support the needs and goals of all of our members. The collective assets of the Alliance lead to an innovative regional approach to understanding and addressing water quality and land use changes.

Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) The Director of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability serves on the Well-Being Committee of ROW.
Reconnecting to Our Waterways is a grassroots movement that is helping neighbors strengthen waterways, and in turn, helping waterways strengthen neighborhoods.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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