Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenny Taylor
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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:

From the Professors of Pacific Lutheran University:
What I Learned from the Campus Plumber by Dr. Charles Bergman, Professor of English, October, 2004
The Environmental Studies Program at Pacific Lutheran University: Modeling Cooperation Between Disciplines, 2001, Greening of the Campus IV--Moving to the Mainstream by Dr. Jill Whitman, Professor of Geosciences
Historic Flows, Flow Problems and Fish Presence in Clover Creek---1924-1942: Interviews with Early Residents by Dr. Fred Tobiason, Chemistry Professor

From the Faculty, Staff and Students of Pacific Lutheran University
Greening of the Campus at Pacific Lutheran University: 18 years of Recycling, 2001, Greening of the Campus IV--Moving to the Mainstream , by Barbara McConathy, Environmental Services Coordinator

From the Staff of Pacific Lutheran University
Successfully Integrating Sustainability into the Campus Culture - Connecting Academics, Operations and Student Life, Greening of the Campus VI-Extending Connections, 2005 by Rose McKenney, JillWhitman, Joel Zylstra, Charles Bergman, Dave Kohler, Amanda Miller, and Sheri Tonn

Building a Model of Water Sustainability by Integrating Operations, Research, and Curriculum: Greening of the Campus V-Connecting to Place, 2003 by Rose McKenney, Dave Kohler, Michael Henson, Charles Bergman, and Sheri Tonn
From the Students of Pacific Lutheran University

STARS: Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System by Becca Krzmarzick, Sustainability Fellowship 2009

A Green Welcome to PLU, by Karly Siroky and Carissa Davidson, Sustainability Fellows, April 2010
The Softer Side of Sustainability: Community Based Education, Leadership, and Action at Pacific Lutheran University, by Tamara Power-Drutis, Sustainability Fellowship, March 2008

Focus on Food: PLU's Sustainable Foods Movement, by Rachel Esbjornson, Sustainability Fellowship, August 2006

COMMON GROUND: Proposal for an Organic Community Garden at Pacific Lutheran University, by Kate Fontana, Sustainability Fellowship, August 2006

. . . For the Earth: Sustaining the Mission of Higher Education, by Joel Zylstra, Capstone, May 2005

Sustainable Street Renovation Project at Pacific Lutheran University by Michael Henson, Capstone, May 13, 2004

Integrated Waste Management at Pacific Lutheran University: A Look at the Scientific, Social and Educational Aspects of Composting by Elizabeth N. Stone, Capstone, May 2004

The Biological and Economic Effects of Water Loss in Clover Creek by Kate Dunlap, Capstone, May 13, 2004

A Drip in Time: Water Audit and Survey of Environmental Attitudes of Students in Pacific Lutheran University Residence Halls by Eric Fiesth, Capstone, May 25, 2003

A Literary Approach to Sustainability by Natalie Gulsrud, Capstone, May 2003

Resource Use at PLU: An Environmental Audit by Jeanette Dorner, Capstone, May, 1994

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

-The South Sound Sustainability Higher Education Collaboration
- Puget Sound Energy's Resource Conservation Manager Program
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

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

PLU works to reach out to similar schools in our area working on Sustainability. Staff have swapped campus sustainability tours at Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington-Tacoma, University of Puget Sound and Evergreen in order to gain their insight and knowledge.

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

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