Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Delicia Nahman
Director of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College (LVAIC) Sustainability Committee

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

AASHE 2018 Conference regarding aggregation to purchase renewable energy

Students and staff also have presented at the LVAIC Sustainability Conference in the Spring of 2016 and 2018 regarding topics including recycling, composting, and student engagement by Eco Reps.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Nick DeSalvo, Campus Energy Manager has served as Treasurer of a local 501c3 from 2016 through 2019, the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network which works to provided unbiased information to the public regarding sustainability issues.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Participated in the annual State of the Lehigh Valley event on November 12, 2018 which involved the release of the report entitled State of the Lehigh Valley: Community Trends at a Glance. The report focuses on the state of data collaboration in the region, how data is collected, who is using it, the benefits of sharing data, and the power of data in solving problems for those who work and live in the Lehigh Valley. Moreover, this year includes a climate survey on the perceived quality of life from residents.. Lafayette faculty participating included Robert Root, Professor of Mathematics; Hannah Stewart-Gambino, Professor of International Affairs, Government and Law; and Simon Tonev, Director of Institutional Research.

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