Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
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North Carolina State University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tracy Dixon
Sustainability Director
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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:

NC State has developed a number of mechanisms to share sustainability experience:
- The sustainability web site, weekly e-newsletter, and social media communicates NC State events and happenings as well as regional sustainability opportunities
- The Sustainability Office compiles an Annual Sustainability Report intended to provide an overview reflecting on the types of sustainability projects that happened over the year at NC State
- NC State makes an effort to include best practices and information on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) web site for public viewing
- The Sustainability Office regularly gives presentations and looks for collaborative opportunities to present at sustainability conferences we attend including but not limited to AASHE, Smart and Sustainable, GreenBuild, Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit, Appalachian Energy Summit, etc.
- The Sustainability Alliance is a regional and NC means of sharing best practices in which we actively participate and share in the leadership.
- The Southeast Campus Sustainability Network serves as a regional resource for the primary sustainability "coordinators" from colleges and universities in the SE who would like to collaborate and share best practices.

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:

American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Best Workplaces for Commuters (membership organization), North Carolina Association of Physical Plant Administrators (NCAPPA), US Green Building Council (USGBC), National Council for Science and the Environment, (NCSE) Southeastern Campus Sustainability Network (SCSN), Sustainability Alliance

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

Below are examples of how NC State collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability.

- The University Sustainability Office participates in monthly calls with the Southeastern Campus Sustainability Network (SCSN) and quarterly meetings with regional sustainability coordinators to share best practices.

- NC State hosted the annual meeting of the SCSN in 2015

- NC State hosted a Sustainability Facilitation Workshop in 2015 in partnership with Penn State University and the University of Virginia that was open to all UNC system schools as well as regional private and community colleges

- Sustainability Alliance- Sustainability officers and directors from all UNC System schools
work collaboratively and share best practices to address sustainability issues that can have greater impact than just an individual institution (energy reduction, renewables, etc); the group meets in person twice a year and have quarterly calls.

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

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