Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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Saint John's University
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

St. John's University has had a formal partnership with The Avon Hills Initiative for the past The Avon Hills Initiative (AHI) is a community based organization located in central Minnesota committed to preserving the rural and natural character of roughly 50 square miles of land in Avon, Saint Joseph, Collegeville, and Saint Wendel Townships. Saint John’s University’s Outdoor University and the Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum work with AHI work through education, community organization, and local government to increase awareness of land development pressures facing the Avon Hills. We act to initiate meaningful dialogue between stakeholders relative to these pressures, in order to preserve the rich cultural history, natural beauty, and biological diversity of the Avon Hills for generations to come. SJU offers support through education and hosts the annual conference for area land owners each spring. For more information, please visit http://www.mnland.org/avon-hills-initiative/

+ Date Revised: March 20, 2015

Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

SJU collaborates on an annual basis with the local branch of Catholic Relief Services. Saint John’s plans a program to reduce waste and to reuse furniture, electronics, school supplies, etc. at the end of each spring semester. During the last few weeks of the academic year, the SJU Office of Sustainability communicates with the charity. A plan is developed which includes distributing collection boxes to all on-campus residence halls, advertising, and picking up the goods at the completion of move-out.

+ Date Revised: March 20, 2015

Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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