Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Paul Schadewald
Associate Director
Civic Engagement Center
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Macalester College works with numerous local nonprofit organizations to promote sustainability. Macalester College integrates a day of service the first-year students’ orientation. During this event, students regular volunteer at such nonprofits as Friends of the Mississippi, Great River Greening, and Dodge Nature Center to promote sustainability. The Civic Engagement Center supports one-time and weekly student work with nonprofits in such as areas environmental education for children and environmental restoration projects, and the Civic Engagement Center works with classes to support community-based research with nonprofits around sustainability.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

Macalester is a member of Environmental Initiative that builds partnerships with nonprofit, business, and government leaders to work collaboratively to solve environmental problems.
The High Winds Fund was first established in 1956 through an initial gift to Macalester from DeWitt Wallace. Today the fund's mission is to maintain and improve the beauty and security of the area around Macalester, which includes major roads like Snelling and Grand.
Minnesota Waste Wise is Macalester's waste vendor and is helping Macalester with obtaining data to help Macalester become carbon neutral by 2020.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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