Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Colleen McCormick
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

In 2012, the IUPUI Office of Sustainability provided a presentation to Ivy Tech Community College faculty regarding IUPUI's sustainability efforts.

IUPUI faculty and staff presented at the 2013 Indiana Eco Student Summit

The Director of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability participated on a panel at the Sustain a Better Indy event in April 2013.

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in HIgher Education (AASHE) http://www.aashe.org/membership/member-directory

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium is a network of higher education associations with a commitment to advancing sustainability both within their constituencies and within the system of higher education itself. The purpose of HEASC is to support its members' work in advancing sustainability by:
• Supporting each other's sustainability programming
• Meeting on a regular basis to share information and exchange ideas
• Engaging in joint projects as appropriate to each organization's mission
• Contracting the services of a coordinating agency to serve as a resource for participating associations

The Director of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability serves as a liaison between HEASC and the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), which is an association member of HEASC.

The IUPUI Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with Health and Hospital
Corporation, is forming a Peninsula Sustainability Committee. This is an opportunity for IUPUI to collaborate with its neighbors to collectively advance sustainability efforts. The intent of this committee is to identify and pursue various collaborative sustainability initiatives. A couple of examples include connectivity, such as connecting bicycle paths and/or shuttle routes, and collaborating on recycling efforts. Some of the confirmed participants thus far include: IUPUI, IU School of Medicine, Wishard, IU Health, National Institute of Fitnesss & Sport, American College of Sports Medicine, and Indianapolis Indians.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

IUPUI collaborates with campuses across the state of Indiana through participation in the Indiana Green Campus Network (IGCN). The IGCN is a network of Indiana universities and colleges utilized for sharing and promoting sustainability initiatives, best practices, events, etc. across the state.

The IUPUI Office of Sustainability is forming an Indianapolis Higher Ed
Sustainability Roundtable. Participating members thus far include: Butler University, Ivy Tech Community College, University of Indianapolis, and IUPUI.

IUPUI participates in the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities sustainability group. The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) is a network of public urban research universities that represents every region of our country. University presidents created the Coalition to leverage the intellectual capital and economic power of urban universities, thereby improving urban life and America's competitiveness in the global economy.
USU's members partner with cities and metropolitan regions to prompt transformative investment in these urban areas to:
• Develop human capital and create a workforce ready to compete in the new economy of the 21st century,
• Revitalize neighborhoods and increase economic development, and
• Reduce health disparities and improve community health.

IUPUI participates in the Big Ten and Friends Environmental Stewardship Group. The Big Ten and Friends Environmental Group began in 2009 as a result of the Big Ten Financial Officers meeting to identify and plan for long-term issues of environmental stewardship. http://greenbigten.msu.edu/schools.html

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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