Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.81
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2012
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Slippery Rock University
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Thomas Reynolds
Director of Macoskey Center and Harmony Homestead
Macoskey Center
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Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the enterprise:

The Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems runs a market garden project in which the students grow and provide food for sale at the local Farmers' Market. The Market Garden project, gypsy chicken wagon and municipal-scale composting facility provide hands-on opportunities to study sustainable food systems and their economic impacts. Run as a non-profit,the primary goals are to educate students about sustainable food production and build capacity for local organic food in the community.


The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:

SRU also operates the Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator, with the mission of becoming the region's primary resource for student involvement in the development of sustainable business enterprises.

http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges/cbiss/sea/pages/sea.aspx

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