Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.21
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Chinook Book

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Chinook Book is a money-saving resource to promote shopping locally in the OSU area. Chinook Book selects businesses based on their ability to do business in a connected way. The businesses must treat their employers and suppliers well, minimize their environmental impact, and support the community that supports them. Chinook Book uses a set of standards and criteria that include third party certification and surveys to select merchants that include aspects of sustainability in their business. Oregon State works with Chinook Book to provide transportation options, recycling and energy resources for the user as well.

http://chinookbook.com/
http://fa.oregonstate.edu/chinook-book-app


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Energize Corvallis

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Energize Corvallis is a collaboration between the City of Corvallis, Corvallis Environmental Center, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, The Resource Innovation Group, and Oregon State University Extension Service of Benton County. The goal is to encourage energy efficiency, control energy costs and help Corvallis residents and business utilize renewable energies. Part of the focus of Energize Corvallis is on underrepresented and non-English speaking communities.

OSU has played a key roll in various Energize Corvallis programs including Campuses Take Charge and Energizers by doing direct marketing and outreach, connecting OSU interns with work opportunities (for academic credit) and funding specific programs. OSU faculty and staff have also served in a variety of advisory roles for Energize Corvallis and provided resources like meeting rooms, access to advertising and student lists, etc.

More info at http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/energize/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

OSU is one of the leading partners in the the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition which is a network of hundreds of organizations and individuals in Corvallis, Oregon. It was formed in 2007 to bring together businesses, non-profits, faith communities, educational institutions, and government entities in the Corvallis area to accelerate the creation of a sustainable community - one that values environmental quality, social equity, and economic vitality. Participation in the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is open to local organizations and individuals who support its vision, mission, goals and guiding objectives. http://sustainablecorvallis.org/

OSU's scope of involvement includes:
- Staffing various committees and action teams, including having the OSU Sustainability Coordinator (who is also one of the Coalition's founders) serve on the Coalition Steering Committee, Executive Committee and Energy Action Team
- Leadership of several action teams is coordinated by OSU staff and leverages university resources through these channels
- On-campus projects have been conducted, using the campus as a living laboratory for Coalition action team projects. Specifically, Energy Action Team, Water Action Team and Waste Reduction Action Team have catalyzed opportunities in this way.
- OSU Sustainability Office is the primary financial and logistical sponsor of the Coalition's annual sustainability Town Hall meetings.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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