Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.17
Liaison David Fisher
Submission Date April 11, 2014
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Maharishi University of Management
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Leanne Hays
Sustainable Living
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

The SL Department hosted a conference in Summer 2012 called "Beyond Sustainability" that was attended by students and faculty from all over the US.

Papers presented on the Schwartz-Guich Sustainable Living Center at a variety of venues including American Solar Energy Society National Conference and the Iowa Renewable Energy Association Conference, Bhutan School Construction Administration.
Papers on Schwartz-Guich Sustainable Living Center, GMO labeling, and Vedic-Organic Agriculture presented at the 2nd Annual World Hindu Summit in Bali.

We host an annual EcoFair that is attended by not only MUM students but also attracts students from nearby Iowa City.

The SL Department hosts Dr. Elaine Ingham every year to teach our "Living Soil" course. This year, for the first time, Dr. Ingham offered two Saturday microscopy and soil analysis workshops for non-MUM students. --- CONTINUING EDUCATION SWITCH

We are the lead institution for the Iowa Colleges Sustainability Collaborative, working with Luther, Grinnell, and the University of Northern Iowa for student and faculty exchanges around sustainability.

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

AASHE - 20 MUM students and one faculty attended the Nashville AASHE conference
The Princeton Review's Top 322 Green Colleges
UMACS - Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability
ICSC - Iowa Colleges Sustainability Collaborative
New Academy for Sustainability

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Faculty in the Sustainable Living Department make every effort to encourage cross pollination with other campuses by arranging field trips to events hosted by like minded students at other colleges and universities. Last year we went to Lawrence College in Appleton Wisconsin, where a group of Permaculture students attended a three day student farm - organic ag/local food conference. SL Faculty members Lonnie Gamble and John Ikerd contributed by making presentations on Permaculture and sustainable economics at the conference.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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