Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.60
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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Northern Arizona University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ellen Vaughan
Office of Sustainability
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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:

In 2013, Kevin Ordean, Co-Founder of NAU’s Green Fund partnered with individuals from Butler University, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Vermont, University of California, Berkeley, and McGill University to create a “How-to Guide: Campus Green Fund Implementation.” The Guide outlines best practices and lessons learned in designing, managing, promoting, and evaluating campus green funds and their respective projects. http://www.aashe.org/campus-green-fund-guide

The University works to post to the AASHE bulletin when possible.

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:

Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference (AHESC)
Rod Parnell, Coordinator of Academic Sustainability Programs and Ellen Vaughan, Manager, Office of Sustainability from NAU have been participating in the AHESC Steering Committee. This is a multi-university collaborative event with other steering committee members coming from Arizona State University, Diné College, Maricopa Community College System, The University of Arizona, Tohono O'odham Community College, and Willamette University.
The AHESC is the first conference to bring together Arizona universities, colleges, and community colleges in one place to focus on sustainability issues distinct to Arizona and the Southwest region. AHESC is designed to inspire, inform, and create engagement opportunities for students, faculty, staff and administrators working or studying in higher education institutions across Arizona to advance sustainability solutions on our campuses and in our regional community.
NAU students, staff, and faculty have collaborated with other universities to create several panel presentation proposals that consist of representatives from multiple schools.
Although the conference is in 2014, much of the steering committee work and collaboration on presentations occurred in 2013
NAU is sponsoring AHESC at the $5,000 level.

NAU has been a member of AASHE since 2006

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

President Haeger is on the steering committee for the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
In 2007 NAU was a charter signatory of ACUPCC and has remained at the $15,000 “Summa Cum Laude” leadership level ever since. Only five other schools are at this level from a list of over 670 schools. NAU believes it is important to make this high-visibility effort to address global climate and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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We hope to increase our participation and submissions to AASHE's newsletters in 2014

We hope to increase our participation and submissions to AASHE's newsletters in 2014

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