Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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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):


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):

St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium

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):

Students presented research at the 2019 AASHE Conference. The research presented was about students attitudes towards sustainable education at MSU. The two used planned behavior theory to understand current student’s pro-environmental attitudes and habits. They created a survey to measure what students currently know about sustainability, as well as what aspects are lacking. The survey consisted of sixteen questions on a 5-6 point Likert scale. Questions asked students how often they practiced certain eco-friendly habits as well as the extent of their knowledge on certain subjects related to sustainability.

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):

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):

The Director of International Programs serves on the United States Sustainable Development Solutions Network with other US colleges and universities.

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:

Campus dining services, in partnership with Chartwells, mentors colleges and universities across the nation when they are ready to introduce ZipGrow, a vertical farming technology. The mentoring team advises mentee schools on design and purchase of the vertical hydroponic growing units. Once the units arrive the team will often visit the mentee school, assisting with assembly, installation and initial planting. Ongoing mentorship is provided to help with troubleshooting issues and sourcing seeds via Skype. In addition to visiting mentees, representatives are hosted on campus for hands-on training covering the entire process from planting to harvesting.

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:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.