Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.74
Liaison Catherine Lockhart
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Kelsey McCormick
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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

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Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS)

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):

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?:

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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?:

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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 :

In 2017, Lawernce received a grant to foster a culture of sustainability on campus. Lawrence attended a colloquium hosted by the granting organization for all sustainability grant recipients where members from each institution discussed the goals of their grant and the challenges they face on their campuses regarding sustainability.

In 2018, Lawrence shared the costs of honorarium for Eric Holt-Gimenez, the Executive Director of Food First, with the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU). WFU hosted Holt-Gimenez as a speaker at their annual conference. While in Appleton on January 28th, Holt-Gimenez came to Lawrence to have lunch with students and host a question and answer session. Students that attended the session were invited to his keynote talk at the WFU.

In April of 2019, Lawrence collaborated with St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI to bring in lawyer and activist Jackie Bryan of Wisconsin Environmental Associates. Lawernce and St. Norbert College shared the honorarium and Bryan split her time between the two campuses as an Earth Day speaker.

In May of 2019, faculty members from Lawrence University and Ripon College traveled to Dickinson for their Sustainability Across the Curriculum Conference (AASHE hub). This was funded by an existing grant from the Mellon Foundation for faculty from Ripon and Lawrence to collaborate and pursue professional development.

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