Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
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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):

AASHE: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


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):

WAHESC: Washington Higher Education Sustainability Coalition


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):

Dr. Phillip Thompson (Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability) presented at the WAHESC conference in February 2016 at Gonzaga University as part of the following session: "Sustainability's Big Ideas: A Model Strategy for Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum"
More info: http://wahescconference.org/program/


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? :
Yes

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

The SU Chemical Hygiene and Biosafety Officer has been appointed to two other organizations EHS committees. She services as a Community Member for the Center for Infectious Disease Research. She services as a Community Member for the Pacific Northwest Research Institute. Her EHS advisement services include all areas of environmental, health and safety including environmental stewardship topics related to waste management, procurement, recycling, research safety and risk mitigation.


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:

The SU Chemical Hygiene and Biosafety Officer continues to provide support to the University of Washington Medical Center Environment of Care Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Subcommittee. Her efforts support the annual progress report developed for and submitted to Practice Greenhealth. This effort reassesses UWMC’s sustainability performance and identifies new areas of opportunity. This is an annual gap analyses that is used to set ambitious new goals for the organization. The UWMC has been recognized for its commitment to creating a positive, sustainable change regionally and nationally since 2002, and has been recognized as a Top 25 healthcare operation for multiple consecutive years.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

The SU Chemical Hygiene and Biosafety Officer continues to provide support to the University of Washington Medical Center Environment of Care Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Subcommittee. Her efforts support the annual progress report developed for and submitted to Practice Greenhealth. This effort reassesses UWMC’s sustainability performance and identifies new areas of opportunity. This is an annual gap analyses that is used to set ambitious new goals for the organization. The UWMC has been recognized for its commitment to creating a positive, sustainable change regionally and nationally since 2002, and has been recognized as a Top 25 healthcare operation for multiple consecutive years.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

In 2015, the Chemical Hygiene and Biosafety Officer began hosting periodic Professional Development seminars for regional EHS professionals. In 2015 and 2016 the guest speaker was Dr. Bob Emery, UTSCH. In 4/2017 the guest speaker was Mr. Bill Diesslin ISU. In 10/2017 organization of a tour of the Bullitt Center. These sessions are designed to expand the EHS knowledge base regionally and introduce small EHS programs to environmental resources that benefit their organizations (regulatory, environmental health, stewardship and sustainability) and support measuring environmental performance.


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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