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Liaison Alan Torvie
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Rio Salado College
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Elizabeth Cole-Fay
Director of Community Partnership Program
Community Development
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Presentations
•Tempe Union High School District Sustainability In-Service, Elizabeth Cole-Fay and Shannon Corona – “Rio’s Sustainability Story,” Tempe, AZ, June 2011
•Maricopa Sustainability Dialogue Day, Elizabeth Cole-Fay, Shannon Corona, Nadine Johnson, and Eric Huntsinger – “Engaging Students in National Sustainability Reporting,” Tempe, AZ, March 2011
•2010 AASHE Conference Presentation, Elizabeth Cole-Fay –“Campus Sustainability as a Driver of Social Justice,” Denver, CO, October 2010
•2010 AASHE Conference Presentation, Elizabeth Cole-Fay and Shannon Corona – “America’s Greenest Campus: Sustainability at Rio Salado College,” Denver, CO, October 2010
•2010 AASHE Conference Poster Presentation, Elizabeth Cole-Fay and Dannan Glasper - “Social Sustainability in Practice: Pay 30 Forward at Rio Salado College,” Denver, CO, October 2010
•Rio Salado College College-Wide Meeting, Elizabeth Cole-Fay and Danielle Tomerlin – “Celebrating Through Service,” Tempe, AZ, April 2009
•Maricopa Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum Dialogue Day, Elizabeth Cole-Fay and Shannon Corona – “Rio Salado College: Going Green and Beyond,” Phoenix, AZ, March 2009
•Teaching for the Future, Robert Semmler and Karen Fought – “Global Warming and Arizona,” Tempe, AZ, Fall 2009
•Teaching for the Future, Shannon Corona – “Food Consumption and Sustainability,” Tempe, AZ, Fall 2009
•Teaching for the Future, Jennifer Freed – “Reducing Carbon Footprints Using Online Learning/Training,” Tempe, AZ, Fall 2009
•Talking about Sustainability: Do you Know Your Spanish From Your Spanglish? No Prerequisite Required!” Tempe, AZ, Fall 2009

Printed Resources
U@Rio Salado Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011, Vol.2: Issue 4
“Buy Local and Fresh” by Mira Radovich
“Sun Sounds Available on Mobile Technologies” by Patricia Moore
“Community Services Spotlight: Spotlight on Success” by Mira Radovich
“IBEST Lights Up Career Choice” by David Staudacher
“New Tempe Center Serves Veterans” by Mira Radovich
“How to Serve Your Community” by Mira Radovich
U@Rio Salado Magazine, Spring 2011, Vol.2: Issue 3,
“Spotlight: RISE Learning for Life” by Mira Radovich
“Rio Students Wax Poetic on Sustainability” by Mira Radovich
“Putting a Smile on Kids’ Faces” by David Staudacher
U@Rio Salado Magazine, Summer/Fall 2010, Vol.2: Issue 1
“Dig In! Hybrid Program Offers Hands On Learning” by David Staudacher
“Sun Sounds: Brightening Arizona Airwaves” by Mira Radovich
“Dental Hygiene Students Offer Free Healthcare” by David Staudacher
U@Rio Salado Magazine, Spring/Summer 2010, Vol.1: Issue 3
“Visually Impaired Student Finds New Life” by David Staudacher
“Rio Salado College Named America’s Greenest Campus” by David Staudacher
“On the Menu: Sustainable Food Systems” by Mira Radovich
“Rio Partnership Highlights Green Living Tips” by Mira Radovich
“Community Services Spotlight: Chuck Powell’s Project Give” by David Staudacher
“Live Long, Prosper, and Green” by Mira Radovich
U@Rio Salado Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009, Vol.1: Issue 2
“Community Services Spotlight: Re-Vibe Your Education” by Mira Radovich
U@Rio Salado Magazine, Summer/Fall 2009, Vol.1: Issue 1
“Community Services Spotlight: KISS a Hero” by Mira Radovich
“Rio Teacher Becomes Student in Argentina” by Mira Radovich
Inside Rio Volume 10, No. 1, Fall 2008
“Sustainability @ Rio Salado: Lean, Green, and Socially Keen”

Videos
2011 Rio Salado College Green Police Video
2010 National Wildlife Foundation’s 2010 Chill Out Contest Video
MCTV – Maricopa Now! Green Pulse: America’s Greenest Campus Video
MCTV – Maricopa Now! Green Pulse: Community Supported Agriculture Video
YouTube Gardening Advice Series with Peter Condon, Horticulture Faculty


The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
Maricopa County Community College District Sustainability Council
Maricopa County Community College District Sustainability Committee
Maricopa County Community College District ACUPCC Implementation Liaison Committee
Maricopa County Community College District Sustainability Instructional Council
United States Green Building, Arizona Chapter
Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Chapter

Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) - Rio Salado College, along with Arizona State University, partnered with TUHSD to issue a Request for Proposals to solicit energy conservation, collaboration, and curriculum development. Rio Salado staff participated in review of proposals from five entities, including Chevron Energy Services, Johnson Controls Inc., and Honeywell Corporation which included strategies for energy monitoring, exploration on energy conservation measures (ECMs), and energy related curriculum development assistance. Rio staff participated in the interview and selection process and will continue to collaborate on implementing ECMs and share in the curriculum components. Rio Salado College also hosted a summer sustainability workshop for teachers within TUHSD. Rio Salado faculty provided TUHSD teachers with ideas of how to infuse sustainability into the curriculum.

Green Learning Campus - Rio Salado College, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, the nonprofit organization Brighten a Life, Cause and Effect Evolutions, and Phoenix Union High School District is building a “Green Learning Campus” that will bring the first green charter high school to downtown Phoenix. Students at the campus will have the option to receive both high school and college credit simultaneously through dual enrollment, giving them a very affordable head start on their bachelor’s degrees. Free Adult Basic Education programming, including basic skills, GED preparation, and English language acquisition, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, will also be offered.


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

Rio Salado College collaborates regularly with other college campuses to advance sustainability in higher education as a whole. Rio regularly participates in and contributes to discussions and questions on the Green Schools listserve. Staff members take part in monthly conference calls focused on sustainability issues at community colleges across the country.

Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) - Rio Salado College, along with Arizona State University, partnered with TUHSD to issue a Request for Proposals to solicit energy conservation, collaboration, and curriculum development. Rio Salado staff participated in review of proposals from five entities, including Chevron Energy Services, Johnson Controls Inc., and Honeywell Corporation which included strategies for energy monitoring, exploration on energy conservation measures (ECMs), and energy related curriculum development assistance. Rio staff participated in the interview and selection process and will continue to collaborate on implementing ECMs and share in the curriculum components. Rio Salado College also hosted a summer sustainability workshop for teachers within TUHSD. Rio Salado faculty provided TUHSD teachers with ideas of how to infuse sustainability into the curriculum.

Green Learning Campus - Rio Salado College, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, the nonprofit organization Brighten a Life, Cause and Effect Evolutions, and Phoenix Union High School District is building a “Green Learning Campus” that will bring the first green charter high school to downtown Phoenix. Students at the campus will have the option to receive both high school and college credit simultaneously through dual enrollment, giving them a very affordable head start on their bachelor’s degrees. Free Adult Basic Education programming, including basic skills, GED preparation, and English language acquisition, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, will also be offered.


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