|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 21, 2013|
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
|2.00 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
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
NUVO/Indiana Living Green (local newspaper publication)
Eli Lilly and Company
Health and Hospital Corporation
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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