Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Sewanee - The University of the South
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nick Cookson
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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):

Zanmi Agrikol - http://haiti.sewanee.edu/
National Council for Science and the Environment


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):

South Eastern Sustainability Network (SESN)
Tennessee Environmental Council


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):

AASHE: Benefits for Transitioning to in-House Dining


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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):

Secretary, Board of Directors, green|spaces
Topic Facilitator, SESN


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 SESN is a group of regional sustainability leaders for the southeast region and initiates and encourages ongoing mentoring relationships between these institutions. The efforts include: program & policy development, student group support, GHG reporting initiatives and more. There is also a monthly call and a summer onsite workshop that help facilitate the development of sustainability programming.

Additionally, Staff working with Furman University to understand how to utilize SIMAP data entry for GHG accounting/inventory and reporting to Second Nature.


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:

N/A


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:

SESN summer meeting hosted by a different college/university each year. Topics selected by participating institutions prior and speakers selected to discuss/facilitate sessions over 2 days.

Annual Sustainability Fellows trip to Furman University. We took Fellows students to Furman for an interchange to share best practices and learn more about other sustainable universities.


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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