|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 5, 2016|
North Carolina State University
IN-1: Innovation 1
|1.00 / 1.00||
University Sustainability Office
Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :
The participation of the NC State University Sustainability Office in the 2015 AmeriCorps Project Growing Environmental Opportunities through Service (GEOS) through the Conservation Trust for North Carolina allowed the office to be one of 15 host sites in North Carolina to participate in a national service program seeking to reconnect people with the outdoors and develop future leaders in conservation. This involvement enhanced the work of the Sustainability Office by adding an AmeriCorps Member to serve on staff for education and outreach, specifically to articulate the connection of sustainability and diversity on campus. Not only did the service position allow beneficial experiences to be gained directly by the AmeriCorps Member through professional development and improved skills, but the NC State community also greatly benefited.
A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
An Action Plan was established identifying target groups, priorities, and goals of programming. 7 presentations and events were led by AmeriCorps members. Over 240 individuals were reached through new partnerships for program development. More than 1100 community service hours were logged, and 100 hours of professional development and training were completed.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
|Yes or No|
|Air & Climate||---|
|Coordination, Planning & Governance||---|
|Diversity & Affordability||Yes|
|Health, Wellbeing & Work||---|
Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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