Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ithaca College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Rebecca Evans
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Energy Management and Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County has a long history of working with IC volunteers and interns across various kinds of projects in our community. Many of those are focused on social issues or around sustainability. Examples of programs/projects we have partnered on include:
- sensitivity/diversity training with the IC Eco Reps
- The Student Housing Energy Reduction Program (SHERP) that educates students on energy and water savings, conflict resolution, and increasing housing affordability.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Finger Lakes Ride Share

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

https://zimride.com/flxrideshare
Ithaca College is one of the original signators to the coalition, which is focused on the social, environmental, and economic justice associated with non-sustainable transportation. Through the coalition's ride-sharing portal, we helped match up occupants to those already traveling by themselves and save ~ 100,000 miles of single-occupant travel every year, just from members of the IC community. Additionally, one of the goals of the Coalition is to increase access to jobs and amenities located in the city to low-income residents throughout the County.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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