Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
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Principia College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Sustainability
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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:

Principia College participates in the St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium, which sponsors a variety of collaborative workshops, events, conferences, and friendly competitions to improve campus sustainability in our region. The Consortium publishes a quarterly Campus Sustainability Newsletter to "update campuses on higher education sustainability topics around the region [including] options to improve campus recycling programs, composting in dining services, green purchasing policies and more!"

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:

St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium
Illinois Governor's Sustainability Compact Schools (http://www.illinois.gov/gov/green/Pages/HigherEducation.aspx)

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

The Center for Sustainability Director meets regularly with the Director of Sustainability at nearby Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) to talk about successes and challenges posed by their respective sustainability programs, and ways in which to further collaborate. For example, when Principia began planning for it carbon emissions audit, LCCC (which had already successfully completed their audit) met with the Center for Sustainability and interested students to demystify the process!

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

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