Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Erik Foley
Managing Director
Sustainability Institute
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Penn State's main sustainability page www.green.psu.edu is a clearinghouse of our guides, presentations, videos, courses, whitepapers on a wide-range of sustainability topics touching every aspect of university life: research, curriculum, student life, outreach, and operations.


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

Penn State has led the creation of, and is a member of, a larger number of sustainability organizations. A few examples follow:

Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) - one of three US Department of Energy Innovation Centers in the United States. The GPIC includes 11 academic institutions, two DOE laboratories, six high-profile global industry partners, regional economic development agencies, and community colleges

Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) - a state-wide network of over 55 sustainability-leading colleges and universities

AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
NCSE's University Affiliate Program advances environmental and energy programs across the nation's campuses.

EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge
Thi is a multi-college competition sponsored by GM and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), organized and overseen by Argonne National Laboratory. It is a joint venture between Government, Industry, and Academia with 16 teams from North America competing in this challenge. The goal is to design and build a working hybrid vehicle applying GM’s standard engineering design methods and procedures.


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

Penn State has led the creation of the Big Ten Environmental Stewardship Group - the group meets twice a year with counterparts at all the Big Ten institutions plus a number of additional universities. Members are vice presidents and associate vice presidents of business operations along with sustainability officers of each institution.


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

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