|Submission Date||March 2, 2020|
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
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Assistant Director of Sustainability
Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Smith College is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Smith College is a member of the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) and ISCN, Berkoneers.
Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
A Common 'Cents' Approach to Red List 'Free' Materials. Presentation. Greenbuild. Chicago, IL. November 2018.
Carbon Pricing on Campus: Four Models for Higher Ed Engagement on a Climate Solution. Presentation. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October, 2018.
Step Changes in Climate Action: Data-Driven Plans to Decarbonize Campus Energy Systems. Presentation. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October, 2018.
Off Site Solar - A Group Effort. Presentation. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October, 2018.
The Future of Sustainability in Higher-Education. Panel. Net-Positive Symposium for Higher Education. Hampshire College. June, 2018.
Successful Student Collaboration with Community Planning Projects. Presentation. Society for Campus and University Planners North-Atlantic Regional Conference. Cambridge, MA. March, 2018.
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
Smith has a case study as part of Second Nature's carbon pricing tool kit. https://secondnature.org/climate-action-guidance/iv-case-studies/#resource3
Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Monica Dean of our Conway Center is on the Board of AASHE, Dano Weisbord was on organizing committee of the NECSC conference for 2018 and 2019,
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?:
A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
Dano Weisbord officially serves as a mentor of the AASHE mentor program as well as sustainability staff from the Five Colleges (UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and Mt. Holyoke) and Williams College meet regularly in person or over the phone to give each other feedback, share best practices and experiences, and to assist with sustainability reporting and program development.
Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
Emma Kerr, sustainability coordinator up through August 2019, was on the Valley Bike Share Planning committee, which is a committee led by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and made up of stakeholders from the communities that will be hosting the bike share program. The committee meets to discuss feasibility, fund-raising, and other logistical issues.
Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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.