Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Rochester Institute of Technology
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Second Nature


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

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

New York State Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education
NY's REV Campus Challenge


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):

PLAN - Student's for Zero Waste 2015 Conference (Creating and Strengthening New Sustainability Programs on Your Campus)

AASHE 2015 - Sustainability in Dining Services panel discussion
AASHE 2016 - RIT FoodShare: Collaboration Across Campus to Address Food Insecurity and Sustainability
State of NY Sustainability Conference 2017: Campus Resiliency


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):

State of New York Sustainability Conference 2016 and 2017
NYCSHE Finger Lakes Regional Representative


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Through the RIT & Rochester Regional Heath (RRH) Alliance, RIT has been working with RRH to identify opportunities to advance sustainability efforts at the hospitals and medicals centers within RRH.


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:

RIT is founding member of the Rochester Sustainability Collaborative. The Rochester Sustainability Collaborative (RSC) is a dynamic network of businesses, educational institutions, governments, and community entities. We work together to advance sustainable practices in our organizations with the greater aim of building a healthy, resilient and thriving Greater Rochester Community.

RIT is also actively involved in the City of Rochester's climate action planning and climate vulnerability assessment.


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