Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Sewanee - The University of the South
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Sewanee has established sustainability partnerships with the following groups/ organizations:
1) Sustainability Outreach and the Utility Conservation program work with Folks at Home and the Community Action Committee (CAC).
This organization has been inactive since Spring 2014, but there are currently Americorp employees reorganizing a similar program.

2) Environmental education taught by Sewanee students at Sewanee Elementary.
Students are active in teaching environmental education at local community schools through the "Environmental Education" class. Classes are taught in a weekly basis.


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):

Sewanee and the OESS are actively working with TVA and Duck River Electric to work on creating a solar farm.
Plans are to submit a proposal for a 1MW solar farm that would be converted in by community members by January 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:
---

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
---

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.