Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.61
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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Middlebury College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jack Byrne
Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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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:

Both Nan Jenks-Jay, the Dean of Environmental Affairs, and Jack Byrne, the Director of Sustainability Integration, have contributed to books and papers, given presentations, and been in frequent communication with their counterparts at other institutions in order to collaborate and move sustainability efforts forward.

Students and staff members have collaborated in presenting for webinars and at conferences such as the 10th Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of College & Universities at Pace University. The Director of Sustainability participated in several webinars including the EPA Power Partnership, Biomass Thermal Energy Council, and Green Revolving Loan Fund webinars.

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:

Middlebury participates in the Vermont Campus Sustainability Network (http://www.vtgreencampus.org/). Middlebury's Sustainability Office is an active member of the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium which is the largest regional sustainability networking organization in the US. We participate in the steering committee of the group and help organize an annual conference and a meeting for members at the annual AASHE conference.

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

Middlebury's Sustainability Director is the Special Area Leader for Green Campuses for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Commission on Education and Communication. He has worked actively with counterparts and nascent sustainability efforts at various campuses internationally including Hungary, China, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Middlebury plays an advisory and support role to the Monterey Institute of International Studies' Sustainability Council in Monterey, CA. The College helps to advise their carbon neutrality effort and incorporate sustainability into their new master plan.

In 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013, Jack Byrne, Director of Sustainability Integration, spent two days at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, advising and working with the Environmental Studies and facilities groups on developing and advancing their sustainability agenda.

The 2013-2014 EPA / Campus Environmental Stewardship Grant mentioned above is administered through the Northern New England Campus Compact, a consortium of regional schools that are committed to supporting community engagement. Our grant action plan includes a conversation with the other Vermont recipients of this grant to explore state-level collaborations. Further, grant project managers from across the region are attending a regional climate change adaptation workshop in May 2014 to identify collaborative opportunities.

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

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