Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenny McNamara
Sustainability Manager
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

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

President Wim Wiewel serves on the sustainability committee of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the board of the ACUPCC.

Arizona State University: research, planning and implementation of a 44 person workshop on developing campus living laboratories; current collaboration on a working paper on the same subject.

University of Washington: collaboration on an ecosystem services strategy for a regional open space strategy in the Pudget sound.

Oregon State University: collaboration on forestry convening issues (such as the forest forum, which is a quarterly effort to host discussions on key issues related to the future of Oregon's forests)

University of Oregon: collaboration on forestry convening issues (such as the forest forum, which is a quarterly effort to host discussions on key issues related to the future of Oregon's forests)

OHSU: Collaboration on the new school of public health, and the new life sciences buildings

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

UNESCO Regional Center of Expertise
National Association of Environmental Educators
National Intramural Recreation Student Association Sustainability Committee
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Committee for Oregon
North American Student Affairs Professionals Sustainability Knowledge Community
Oregon Environmental Literacy Program Council
Oregon School Garden Summit (and Farm to School)
Oregon University & college Sustainability Officers
Willamette Valley Public Sector Sustainability Coordinators

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

PSU collaborates every other year with other schools in Oregon on holding the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The Oregon University System Sustainability Conference occurred first in 2008 and the third time, in January 2013. All sustainability coordinators within the system collaborate to provide meaningful breakout sessions to educate and inspire our students, staff, and faculty.

Additionally, sustainability coordinators from OUS schools participate in a monthly information-sharing phone call.

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

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