Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, the US Green Building Council, and the ACC Sports Sustainability group.

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):

The Southeast Campus Sustainability Network

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):

During the Collegiate Recyclers Coalition workshop portion of the conference, Adam Bensley from the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office facilitated a breakout session about campus composting and gave a presentation about the operational side of NC State's organics diversion program. The following description was providing for the breakout session and presentation: Campus Composting- Join us for an overview of NC State's closed-loop organic waste management system. This session will discuss the operational components involved with large-scale on-campus composting, including collections and processing. Whether you're currently involved with composting or you're looking to start a program, this session will provide tips for success and an opportunity to discuss best practices.

Additionally, Lani St. Hill, also from the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office, presented for the College and University Recycling Coalition 2021 Webinar Series on Justice, Equity, and Diversion and Inclusion in Your Program on June 17, 2021. The presentation was entitled ""Beyond the Blue Bin"" and focused on Integrating Anti-Racism and Intersectional Environmentalism into Waste Reduction Messaging.

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):

In 2021, NC State submitted a case study called "Addressing Food and Housing Security Among NC State University Students," which won a Campus Sustainability Achievement Award from AASHE for best case study from a four-year or graduate institution with more than 10,000 full-time students.

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):

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:

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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