Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brinda Sarathy
Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director of the Redford Conservancy
Environmental Analysis
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability Student Fellows

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Redford Conservancy not only serves as a locus to facilitate action on Pitzer’s sustainability commitments, but it is also a leader in innovative academic programming and interdisciplinary education around environmental challenges. Academically driven by the liberal arts, and guided by Pitzer College’s core values of social responsibility and environmental sustainability, we engage interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving. The Redford Conservancy aims to promote both the longevity of Southern California’s natural environment, and the well-being of its peoples.

The Redford Conservancy Fellows are a group of Pitzer students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a deep commitment to sustainability and environmental justice. While originally developed as an independent study, the Fellows program has evolved to include twelve students, whose work includes: coordinating an environmental speaker series, engaging Pitzer students in co-curricular sustainability programming, conducting outreach to local communities on issue of environmental justice, and participating in the planning process of the Conservancy building.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
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Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
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