Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Andrew D'Amico
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shana Weber
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
The Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS)
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
AASHE 2016 Conference:
Shana Weber, Ph.D., presented “Identifying alignment between common institutional priorities and sustainability objectives: one higher ed network's findings”; “The Research – Climate Nexus: The Difficult Questions Facing Progressive Institutions Today”; and “The power of perception: evaluating sustainability contradictions as a tool for culture change”
Kristi Wiedemann presented “Creating Conscious Cultures through Mindfulness”
Brian Robertson presented “Implementing a LED Lighting Program Across a Major University Campus”
Caroline Savage, Ph.D., presented “Growing Beyond the Campus Garden”; “Beyond the Campus: Developing Students into Employable Graduates”; and
“Conversations That Matter: A Discussion on Connecting Sustainability and Diversity in Higher Education”

AASHE 2014 Conference:
Shana Weber, Ph.D., presented “Can You Hear Me Now? Amplifying and Measuring Sustainability Communications”; and “The Art of Hearing: the journey of AASHE’s Listening Project”
Kristi Wiedemann presented “Pathways to Leadership: Sustainability & Career Development”

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability – Office of Sustainability Director, Dr. Weber, served as President from 2014-2016 and is now a member of the Executive Committee
Dr. Savage is on the following AASHE Advisory Committees: Awards Committee, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Policy & Advocacy Committee, Value of Campus Sustainability Committee

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
We have an extensive mentoring relationship with Lafayette College in Easton, PA. We have also played an active mentorship role for Rider University and St. Peters University in New Jersey. These mentoring activities include on-campus consultations with students, faculty, and staff, campus-wide presentations, classroom visits, phone consultations, and document sharing.

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
We have been engaged in the Ivy+/Listening Post collaboration. Extensive multi-institution data gathering has been conducted for the past two years, with Princeton University providing extensive leadership in developing a framework for collaboration with the EVP Listening Post consortium. Evidence-based best practices are being compiled with the objective of collective accelerated impact across multiple institution in key decision area such as renewables investment strategies, institutional organizational accountability for sustainability, and net zero carbon strategies.

Additionally, the Campus as Lab Community of Practice is a collaborative community co-hosted by Princeton University and University of Calgary, connecting Campus as Lab practitioners (or aspiring practitioners) and other interested staff, faculty, and students. The Community of Practice hosts interactive monthly webinars featuring case studies, best practices, tools, and other topics of interest to the practitioner community. As of February 2018, there are 113 members, 25-40 of which are present on any given webinar. The Community of Practice also makes relevant resources available via a Google Drive, http://tinyurl.com/CampusAsLabResources.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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