Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 33.32
Liaison Laurie Kman
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lewis University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John Lerczak
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):

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):

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):
The conference that Lewis University presented at was The Greentown Conference. This conference brought over 300 people from all different sectors from the region in order to address sustainability issues and be immersed in a learning environment revolving around sustainability topics. We have various experts from around the region that were able to cover most of all sustainability topics for our region. The presentation that Lewis University presented was on our waste diversion programs and how much of an impact it has been on our campus and surrounding communities.

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):
Through SMHEC we submitted a case study to be recognized for the Illinois Governor Sustainability Award that we accepted on behalf of multiple institutions.

Through SMHEC we also submitted a proposal and presenting at the AASHE conference.

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):
Lewis has a sustainability council where students, staff and faculty represent the body of the committee. Also, The Director of Sustainability is part of the SMHEC committee where it consists of a multitude of institutions within the area. These committee promote community involvement and try to advance sustainability in all aspects.
The Director of Sustainability also serves on the local foods committee group.

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:
All Institutions under SMHEC assist each other with their programs and provide insight to one another. When a new development arising for a university Lewis University will provide insight if we have already implemented a similar program at our university.

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
Yes, through the various sustainability committee groups that Lewis is part of we are continuously sharing resources and planning on a bi-weekly basis.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

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