Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.82
Liaison Katharine Glenn
Submission Date March 6, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Paul Smith's College of Arts & Sciences
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Katharine Glenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Campus Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Second Nature

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

REV Campus Challenge for New York State. We have been a part of this program for three years.

"The REV Campus Challenge provides its members with a range of benefits. Beyond making your institution a more attractive choice for prospective students and faculty, REV Campus Challenge members:
Gain exclusive access to members-only programs and competitions, including the recent Roadmaps Technical Assistance Program and any future programs launched under the REV Campus Challenge
Receive recognition for your clean energy accomplishments
Engage with a diverse network of your peers, from sharing stories about your successes and struggles, to learning best practices and pitfalls from other institutions, to attending educational member workshops and events
Access helpful resources selected by the REV Campus Challenge for their relevance to clean energy and sustainability at New York State colleges and universities"


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Adirondack Youth Climate Summit 2018. : "Getting Thing Done- Project Management and Small Grants" https://www.wildcenter.org/youth-climate-summit-thrive/

2019 Sustainability Day Conference at SUNY Potsdam: "How Paul Smith's College partners with local energy suppliers and non-profits to promote Renewable Energy in the North Country Region." Presented with Northern Forest Center feel good heat campaign and Northern Power and Light.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty 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):

Paul Smith's College President Dr. Cathy Dove is on the board of directors for the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

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 staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Partnering with the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley on the North Country Sustainability Day and Green Living Fair Planning Committee. We attend annual Sustainability Day conference, pay dues, and participate in monthly planning meetings.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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