Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 29.38
Liaison Brandon Hoover
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Messiah College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Brandon Hoover
Director of Sustainability
Operations
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Mennonite Central Committee

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Messiah College has recently partnered with Mennonite Central Committee MCC) to ensure a sustainable move out program for students. MCC provided trailers for students to put unwanted items into upon the end of the academic year. MCC will sort these items and recycle or repurpose them as they see appropriate.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
City of Harrisburg

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with the city of Harrisburg to develop a working committee on food security. One of the first projects will be leveraging community stakeholders in developing a community kitchen.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Bethesda Mission

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The office of sustainability and dining services partners with Bethesda Mission as part of our food recovery efforts. Bethesda mission serves hot meals for food insecure communities and is a well known CBO in the harrisburg area.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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