Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nancy Franklin
Director, Outreach Sustainability Initiatives
Outreach/PSIEE
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

Penn State has a number of sustainability partnerships with the greater State College community, ranging from a wide variety of public sustainability education programs sponsored by local businesses and hosted at the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change mitigation strategy development with the borough of State College, to a recycling partnership with the local United Way - "Trash to Treasure." Info about the various dimensions of the university-community partnership are available on various websites.


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

As a land-grant institution, Penn State has substantial sustainability partnerships with several other communities across the state, including:
- Philadelphia: http://www.navyyard.org/home
- Pittsburgh: http://pittsburgh.center.psu.edu/
- Fayette County: http://live.psu.edu/story/47224#rss57
- Conewago/Lower Susquehanna Watershed: http://www.psiee.psu.edu/publications/newsletters/2010Summer/conewago.asp

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