Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.08
Liaison Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley
Submission Date June 29, 2023

STARS v2.2

Salve Regina University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Sustainable Salve and Student Organizations

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Sustainable Salve Initiative Vision and Goals
The Salve Regina University community will strive to conduct its activities in a socially just, economically viable, and environmentally sound manner, valuing the interdependence of people, prosperity and the planet, now and into future generations. The campus will serve as a living laboratory for sustainable development by:
• Promoting responsible water consumption, waste reduction, sustainable and socially just food production, material reuse and recycling, renewable energy investments, ecological land use, green building practices, sustainable campus transportation options and campus conservation efficiencies;
• Advancing interdisciplinary teaching and research to address pressing local and global environmental, economic, and social challenges; and
• Fostering a visible, educated, and active commitment to integral ecology and environmental justice among our students, faculty, staff and graduates.

Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Our bachelor's degree in environmental studies grows from our stated mission to act as stewards of the earth. The program exposes students to the broad range of issues that arise from the interaction of humans with the natural world, and to the tools required to understand and solve environmental problems.

Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Level II Arboretum

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
True to the vision of Salve Regina's founding Sisters of Mercy, the practice of stewardship remains integral to the University mission. In recognition of the University's ongoing efforts to preserve and protect its 1,200 trees of more than 100 different species, Salve Regina's campus has been recognized as a Level II arboretum by the Morton Arboretum's ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.

Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Grounds

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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