Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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Miami University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Suzanne Zazycki
Associate Director
Institute for the Environment and Sustainability
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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:

To share the success of a program called ShareFest, in which students are encouraged to donate unwanted items at the end of the school year instead of throwing them away, Miami University's Office of Community Engagement and Service made a presentation (titled Environmental and Energy Conservation Initiatives- ShareFest: A Year-End and Community-Wide Recycling Event) at the 2015 International Town and Gown Association Annual Conference. Presenters included Andrew Wilson, Community Development Department, City of Oxford and Dr. Carol Michael, Miami University.

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

Miami University Director of Sustainability engages with sustainability professionals in higher education throughout Ohio. The Ohio universities share information and experiences though their Ohio sustainability listserve. In addition, annual "summits" have taken place in AY2015 (Ohio University) and AY2016 (Case Western Reserve University), and Miami's Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation has attended both.

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

The Campus Sustainability Social Media Month Celebration was one result of this collaboration. Miami University participated in 2014 and 2015. Colleges and universities in Ohio came together to Celebrate National Campus Sustainability Month together via social media. National Campus Sustainability Month is coordinated by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for institutions, non-profits, and businesses to engage and inspire others to become sustainability change agents. The Ohio Campus Sustainability Social Media Celebration was coordinated by colleges and universities in Ohio to connect and celebrate statewide advancements of sustainability in higher education. Miami University as well as Bowling Green State University; Case Western Reserve University; Denison University; Kent State University; Oberlin College; Ohio University; and University of Cincinnati participated. Schools worked to favor and retweet other schools twitter posts throughout October to celebrate, increase awareness, and engage others in campus sustainability in Ohio.

Ohio Agrarian Trade Partnership with Antioch College – Miami University’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability has partnered with Antioch College to place students in internship positions within the sustainable food production or energy industry in Ohio.

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

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