Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Smith College
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jennifer Walters
Dean
Religious Life
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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:

Smith College’s House Community Service and Sustainability (HCSS) Recognition Program is designed to be engaging, creative, educational, fun and insightful. Projects can be one time, a series of projects, incorporate on-going work students in your house are already engaged in, or be a composite of several different kinds of projects. You can focus on sustainability or community service or both sustainability and community service. (http://www.smith.edu/sao/reslife/hcsp-tips.php) Gardening the Community- Smith works with people in the local community to educate how to establish personal gardens.
Projects are ongoing.


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):

Smith College has a relationship with a local community organization called Nuestras Raices, whose mission is: to promote economic, human and community development in inner-city Holyoke through projects relating to food, agriculture, and the environment. The organization draws its membership and leadership from the members of its network of community gardens. It offers a position for Smith Students and Faculty to work with the Environmental Justice Program Director to research environmental problems affecting Holyoke's low-income Latino Community. Project is ongoing.


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:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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