Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Angela Oberg
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Katie Parrish
Program Coordinator
Office of Climate Action
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
AASHE and the Big 10 & Friends Sustainability Network
Second Nature University Climate Change Coalition (UC3)
University Global Coalition
National GEM Consortium
Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

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

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
AASHE Conference (October 2020)
- “Engaged Learning in the Landscape” Presented by Christina Kaunzinger and Holly Nelson; https://hub.aashe.org/browse/presentation/25222/Engaged-Learning-in-the-Landscape

Rutgers Climate Institute Symposium 2022: Climate Change & Biodiversity (November 2022)
- Over 200 attendees representing more than 20 research institutions in the NJ, NY, Philadelphia region participate annually in the Rutgers Climate Institute Symposium. This year’s theme focused on climate change and biodiversity.
- “Science and Society Perspectives on Climate Change and Biodiversity Plenary Panel” Presented by Professor Kevin St. Martin; https://ruclimatesymposium.rutgers.edu/agenda/
- Students, faculty, and staff also presented posters. Poster titles abstracts, and presenter names are available here- https://ruclimatesymposium.rutgers.edu/poster-session-index/

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

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

Has the institution had employees or students 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):
Angie Oberg, the Associate Director of the Rutgers Office of Climate Action serves as the 2022-2023 president of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). NJHEPS is a partnership between colleges and universities across the state working on sustainability goals.

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:
“New Agriculture New Generation”

The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences maintains an ongoing relationship with the Agricultural University of Athens and the American College of Agriculture called “New Agriculture New Generation”

The Rutgers-led initiative started in 2018 in response to the financial crisis in Greece. It aims to create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the agri-food industry in Greece.

In October 2020, the initiative evolved into a non-profit organization based in Greece, expanding its activities and partner network while maintaining close collaboration with Rutgers University as a strategic and technical advisor, working directly with Agrifood sector officers at partner institutions in Greece.



Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH),
Rutgers University is leading the NSF CoPe Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH), a collaborative effort between 12 different institutions working to co-produce knowledge that can inform flexible climate adaptation pathways in coastal communities in the greater New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey region.

Rutgers Global–Partnerships
Rutgers Global–Partnerships provides comprehensive information about Rutgers’ global engagement, as well as strategic guidance and logistical support to Rutgers’ units seeking to develop and sustain partnerships with educational institutions around the world, many of which center on one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Inter-University Doctoral Consortium
Rutgers students who are enrolled in doctoral programs in arts, sciences, or education field and have completed at least one year of full-time study toward their Ph.D., are eligible for the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium: an initiative that lets students from participating schools take classes at several host institutions.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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