Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.70
Liaison Carl Powell
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ringling College of Art and Design
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 David Jackson
Assoc. VP for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

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

CUMULUS. Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of 257 members from 54 countries.


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
No

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
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Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

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

Organized and Chaired a workshop session on Teaching Sustainability at the Annual Cumulus Conference held in Nottingham, UK. Attendees came from USA, England, Ireland, South Africa, Columbia, China, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, New Zealand. Also presented a paper at the Conference: Sustainability and overcoming the Great Disconnect.

Conducted at 3-day workshop on Sustainability for the Sustainable Design School in Nice, France, which involved all students at the College.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

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

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

Co-Chair of Sustainability in Design Education for CUMULUS since 2012


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Ringling is a member of the Science and Environment Council of South West Florida. Ringling’s President is on the Board and the Coordiantor of Environmental Studies is a regular participant in the programs, activities and meetings. SEC is involved in initiating several sustainability projects in the community. SEC has 22 member organizations and 8 affiliate members. These include the major colleges in the area, the State Parks, environmentally focused research entities, city and county government, and not-for-profit organizations focused on the environment, habitat restoration, and conservation.


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