Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shana Weber
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Partnership with Sustainable Princeton, a local nonprofit advocacy group, on initiatives relevant to the Town of Princeton and the University

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The Office of Sustainability collaborates on a regular basis with Sustainable Princeton, a local nonprofit advocacy group, on initiatives relevant to Town of Princeton and the University. The director of the Office of Sustainability, Shana Weber, Ph.D, was on the original Steering Committee that formed Sustainable Princeton in 2008, and continues to sit on the organization’s board. In her role, Dr. Weber helps to facilitate collaboration on sustainability topics of interest to both the University and Sustainable Princeton.

Additionally, the Office of Community and Regional Affairs regularly supports many efforts that benefit local nonprofits. A few examples of ongoing annual efforts include:
-Clothing drives: Homefront; Mercer County Community College Career Training Institute; UH Family Partners; Rise: A Community Service Partnership; Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Center
-Graduate Student Furniture Drive: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County; Rise: A Community Service Partnership
-Garden State on Your Plate: A program to bring fresh produce and products to local public schools


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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