Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.40
Liaison David Liebman
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Santa Rosa Junior College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 David Liebman
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities Planning and Operations
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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):

Sonoma County Junior College District is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).


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):

Sonoma County Junior College District is apart of the Climate Corps Bay Area Network along with the California Community College Facilities Coalition. Climate Corps Bay Area Network provides qualified, motivated, and committed individuals who learn important professional skills while working on climate resiliency projects. There are fellows throughout the state and these connections are a valuable resource.
https://www.climate-corps.org/

California Community College Facilities Coalition provides leadership in legislative advocacy and deliver critical information, education, and training on facilities issues for community college districts and their business partners to enhance student learning.
https://www.caccfc.org/


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):

The institution has given presentations by a verity of members on our team at several different conferences.
Micro-grids: Basic Applications, Technologies, Value and Economics was an event hosted by PG&E and our Energy and Sustainability Manager, David Liebman presented on the microgrid under construction on our campus. Additionally, at California Higher Education Sustainability Conference he presented on Zero Net Energy Buildings along with San Mateo. At CHESC 2018, our Waste Management Technician presented on the district's waste reduction efforts, along with one of our Climate Corps Fellows, Allison Jenks, who presented with Climate Corps fellows from other campuses on their projects and the Climate Corps program. Lastly, the District's Waste Diversion Technician presented about the efforts on campus at the Sonoma County Zero Waste Symposium.


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? :
No

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
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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:

Sonoma County Junior College District regularly participates in planning and resource sharing with San Mateo Community College to share best practices related to building energy efficiency, solar photovoltaic systems, submetering, grants, and other topics.


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? :
No

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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