Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Samuel Crowl
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Annie Laurie Cadmus
Associate 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:

Representatives of the Office of Sustainability regularly participate in national and regional conferences to learn about and share knowledge with other institution's efforts toward achieving sustainability on campus. They also create documents, tours, website information and other materials to support the aforementioned goal of information-sharing. A sampling of FY14 efforts include, but is not limited to:
- AASHE Presentation: Sustainability and Students Affairs 101
- AASHE Presentation: Transparency and Efficiency in Sustainability Implementation and Reporting
- Compost program research, available online and in person to interested universities who wish to travel to campus and receive guided tours from our staff.
- Service Learning Collaborations: Several service learning programs centered on sustainability were developed and opened up to students and staff at Hocking College

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:

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
United States Green Building Council

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

The sustainability coordinators in Ohio regularly communicate and meet to share best practices. In Fall 2014, sustainability professionals at all Ohio colleges and universities were invited to attend a Sustainability Summit hosted by Ohio University. Representatives from 13 institutions across the state attended the 2-day event in which sustainability initiatives at each institution, best practices, and challenges were discussed.

The Director of Sustainability at Ohio University serves on the NASPA (a national student affairs association) Sustainability Knowledge Community in an effort to regularly collaborate with institutions across the country. The Director of Sustainability presented at the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) conference with a representative from Carnegie Melon University, presentation title: Sustainability and Student Affairs 101 and on the topic of Transparency and Efficiency in Sustainability Implementation and Reporting. In FY12 and FY13, the Director of Sustainability at OU taught an online course to faculty called “Greening Your Curriculum” in partnership with Waubonsee Community College (and, in turn, the Illinois Green Economy Network).

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

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