Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.78
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

-AASHE
-UNESCO Regional Center of Expertise
-National Association of Environmental Educators
-National Intramural Recreation Student Association Sustainability Committee
-North American Student Affairs Professionals Sustainability Knowledge Community
-Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
-Green Sports Aliance
-Second Nature - Climate Commitments + Billion Dollar Challenge


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

-Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Committee for Oregon
-Oregon Environmental Literacy Program Council
-Oregon School Garden Summit (and farm to School)
-Oregon University and College Sustainability Officers
-Willamette Valley Public Sector Sustainability Coordinators
- Healthy Purchasing Coalition
- EcoTrust Northwest Institutional Food Buyer's Alliance
- Public Sector Sustainability Council
- Oregon Higher Education Sustainability (OHESC) network


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference (Spokane):
-Applied Learning for Sustainability Projects
-Sustainability Competencies
-ISS Student Fellows Program
-Campus & Community Resilience: Experiences fro Community College & University Partnerships
-Extending Sustainability Practices to Tenant Spaces: Green Leasing at PSU

Accessory Dwelling Unit Conference (Washington, DC)
-ISS ADU project and results of work

NCSE Conference (Washington, DC)
-Interdisciplinary approaches to advance water resilience in the Clackamas watershed

IALE Conference (Chicago, IL)
-A Tale of Two Forests: Mapping Cultural Ecosystem Services in Central Oregon

International Sustainable Campus Network Conference (Stockholm, Sweden)
-PSU and City of Portland Partnership

Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (Portland, OR)
-Hands on Learning in the Metro Region: PSU's Community Environmental Services
-Examining Privilege in Sustainability: the importance of self reflection for tranformational leadership and facilitation
-Food Waste Prevention on Campus
-Scaleable and Adaptable Tools for climate Action Planning: Creating Resiliency in an Era of Climate Change
-Renewable Energy Procurement & Development - Options and Decision Framework for PSU
-Green Leasing at PSU: Extending Sustainability Efforts to Commercial Tenants

Lowering the Temperature Resiliency Workshop
-Canopy and Campus Resilience

Second Nature
-Resilience Partnerships and Coordinated Planning Webinar


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

-AASHE Advisory Council
-Second Nature Climate Leadership Committee
-Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Committee
- Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference Committee
-Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference
-Oregon Environmental Council
-Northwest Environmental Forum
-Region V sustainability knowledge community
-Greater portland Sustainability Education Network
-Advisory Board for the Green Spaces Institute
-Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Commission


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Portland State University recently started a mentor/mentee relationship with San Mateo Community College District. To date, we have had two video/conference calls discussing the following topics:
-utility data management and reporting
-Campus as a living lab
-LEED platinum facilities
-Energy/facilities challenges on urban campus
-waste programs
-outreach/communication strategies
-creating webinar for other higher ed institutions
-electrification
-green office program


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

OHSU: Collaboration on the new school of public health

OHSU/OSU: Collaborative Life Sciences Building (LEED Platinum Building that includes research labortories specifically designated to PI's who from the three universities that are collaborating on research projects)

OHSU/PCC: Fourth and Montgomery (currently in the construction phase of a new building on PSU's campus that will include PCC and OHSU partners).

OHSU: Sports medicine at Viking Pavilion at Peter Stott Center

PCC: All Gender Restrooms

WOHESC: multi-university collaboration for annual conference (includes Oregon and Washington universities and colleges)


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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