Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Center for Environmental Stewardship

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The Center for Environmental Stewardship was officially started in 2019 with a generous grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. The Center will infuse sustainability and environmental themes across the curriculum; increase opportunities for students to conduct mentored research and community programming; and better utilize the Lillian Anderson Arboretum as a learning lab for the liberal arts.

The goals of the Center for Environmental Stewardship include the following:

Increase the College’s ability to produce scientifically literate and civically engaged graduates by infusing sustainability and environmental stewardship education across the curriculum;
Enable a greater number of students to incorporate sustainability and environmental themes into their scholarly and creative work;
Build on existing assets to strengthen the College’s academic, co-curricular and community engagement initiatives that build capacity for responsible resource management and sustainable development practices; and
Increase the effectiveness of the Kalamazoo College Lillian Anderson Arboretum as an accessible learning laboratory for the liberal arts.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Kalamazoo College 2018-2019 Carbon Report

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

The Sustainability Interns used SIMAP (Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Platform), a program created by The Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, to track, analyze, and visualize our Carbon data. To generate this report, first data had to be collected from various departments on campus. These included Facilities Management, Business, Center for International Programs, Composting, and Creative Dining. In the data collection and analysis process, several barriers inhibited access to complete information.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Buildings
Energy
Grounds

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
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Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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