Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.82
Liaison Katharine Glenn
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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Paul Smith's College of Arts & Sciences
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katharine Glenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Campus Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
President Dove Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for Climate Change Awareness

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Climb it 4 Climate is an annual campaign that supports student scholarships at Paul Smith’s College and raises awareness of our changing climate.Climb it 4 Climate is led by a group of globally minded students and faculty at Paul Smith’s College. Our goal this year is to raise $42,182 for two types of scholarships — change agents, available to all areas of study, and the other for women in science, environmental studies, or recreation.

Why $42,182? It’s the combined height of Mount Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua, two of the world’s Seven Summits — and two of Paul Smith’s own are readying to climb both of them. College President Cathy Dove will attempt to reach Africa’s ceiling and, and two months later, Instructor Bethany Garretson will attempt the same in South America. Both are going to use their journeys to collect climate stories along the way.

Cathy is a long-standing advocate for environmental and wildlife issues, and, with thanks to the faculty at Paul Smith’s College, has become increasingly educated and aware of critical issues such as climate change. She decided to tackle Kilimanjaro as a way of raising awareness for these global challenges, as the mountain’s shrinking glaciers are a clear indicator of environmental global change. At the same time, she is using the trip to raise scholarship support for PSC students — part of the next generation of environmental leaders.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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" New Heights for Scholarship Fundraisor" Pgs- 14-17 of The Sequel Fall 2019.

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