Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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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:

Iowa State University has several community partnerships, including a shared Director of Sustainability position with the City of Ames. This includes collaboration between university and City staff, including partial funding from the City for the position.

In addition, ISU Stash the Trash is an annual event bringing together ISU students, faculty and staff, along with the people of Ames, to work together with area volunteer organizations on a variety of community-wide beautification projects. Local residents and ISU students work together to remove litter and other debris from neighborhoods, roadways, and parks.

Another annual event is Earth Week, which includes events both on campus and within the Ames community. All are welcome to participate, and past events include community volunteer projects, lectures from community members on campus, as well as a recycled outdoor equipment sale by a local business.

Finally, ISU hosts an annual cleanup of a local stream. Both student and community volunteers are encouraged to participate, and area businesses support the event with refreshments and door prizes for volunteers.

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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