Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

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

Each year, the Center for Sustainability attends several sustainability conferences, such as AASHE, the Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities Facilities/Campus Safety/Sustainability Conference, and the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. At each, representatives of SCU have contact with other colleges and universities from the area, state, and nation, with which they collaborate and share ideas.

Recent presentations include:
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities annual Facilities, Sustainability, and Public Safety conference
- "Sustainability Liaison Network" (Kalkbrenner)

Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit:
- "Managing Multiple Projects and Student Interns" (Kalkbrenner)
- "Principles of Influence and Social Media" (Kalkbrenner)
- "Ho'olaulima: Creating a Culture of Sustainability" (Kalkbrenner)

AASHE 2013 Conference:
- "Leaders for the Environment, Art, and Fashion (LEAF): Educating Students About the Impacts and Issues of Environment, Art, and Fashion" (Michelle Tang, '13)
- "Institutionalizing Sustainability in University Residence Life and Engaging Student Residence Life Leaders" (Amelia Evans, '13, and Cara Uy)

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2013:
- "Institutionalizing Sustainability in University Residence Life" (Amelia Evans, '13, and Cara Uy)
- Closing Panel, Panelist (Lindsey Kalkbrenner)

National Professional Asset Management Association, 2012:
"The Sustainable Campus" (Lindsey Kalkbrenner)

AASHE 2012 Conference:
- "Improving Residence Hall Waste Disposal" (Sanicola, '13, Student Summit).
- "Students Collaborating and Organizing Opportunities and Projects for Sustainability (SCOOPS): Supporting Student Leaders, Fostering Collaboration, Enhancing Events, Preventing Burn-out" (Tang, '13, Student Summit).
- "From Start to Finish (And Then Some): Collaborative Event Planning for Successful and Sustainable Projects (Sanicola '13, Tang '13, Anders '14, Satre-Meloy '13, Student Summit).
- "Powered by Sweat: Engaging Athletes and Campus Recreation in Meaningful, Incremental Steps" (DeMonsi, Janice and Kalkbrenner, Lindsey)
- "Sustainability Officers 1.0 to 2.0 Toolkit: Strategic and Sane Workload Management of People, Projects, and Programs on Your Campus" (Kalkbrenner, Lindsey with Mieko Ozeki (UVM), Tavey McDaniel Capps (Duke), and Smith Getterman (Baylor)).

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2012
- "STARS Case Studies" (Kalkbrenner, Lindsey with Jiffy Vermylen (Stanford), Richard Smardon (SUNY), Christine Cooley and Dave Kohler (Pacific Lutheran).

This Way to Sustainability Conference hosted by CSU Chico March 2012.
- "Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program (CLASP): A Model for Developing Change Agents" (Mains, Bill and Kalkbrenner, Lindsey).
- "Supporting Student Leaders: Fostering Collaboration, Enhancing Events, Preventing Burn-out" (Tang, Michelle '13, Kalkbrenner, Lindsey)

AASHE 2011.
- "Grounding Sustainability in Faith-Based Mission and Identity" (Kalkbrenner, Lindsey with Dan DiLeo, Catholic Coalition on Climate Change).

NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
- "Best Practices for Student Engagement with Sustainable Food Services" (Kalkbrenner, Lindsey).

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, June 2011.
- "Orientation and First Year Experience Programs" (Kalkbrenner, Lindsey).

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

- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
- The Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences
- The American Colleges and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
- The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities facilities/campus safety/sustainability conference

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

Primarily, SCU attends conferences and belongs to consortia and organizations to strengthen existing and create new sustainability networks. We often share best practices with students, faculty, and staff from other campuses directly in person or on the phone.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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