Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.96
Liaison Megan Butler
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Christie Manning
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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.

Second Nature.

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):

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS).

Minnesota Sustainability Connections.

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 Director of Sustainability, Christie Manning, presented "Is Efficacy the Key for Effective Climate Change Communication?" a the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference in November 19, 2019.

The former Sustainability Manager, Suzanne Hansen, presented “Tools and Strategies for Successful Living Lab Projects” with sustainability staff from Tufts University and the San Mateo County Community College District at the AASHE conference on Oct. 29, 2019.

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):

Macalester submitted a case study to the 2020 Recycelmania competition (which rebranded to Campus Race to Zero Waste for 2021).

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):

UMACS Steering Committee.

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:

Macalester is a member of the Minnesota Sustainability Connections group, which is composed of Sustainability Staff from campuses around the state. The purpose of the group is to foster conversations about sustainability in higher education on MN campuses, share knowledge, collaborate on projects, and coordinate a collective effort on sustainability issues pertinent to Minnesota.

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 :

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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