Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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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):

In the Health and Nutritional Sciences department, a professor has been working on two projects with the local community during FY14 and FY15.
- USDA NIFA-funded project entitled, ‘Voices for Food: Utilizing Food Policy Councils to Bridge the Gap between Food Security and Healthy Food Choices.’ As part of this research, six states (Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota) have combined efforts to implement an integrated community-based model in diverse rural food deserts to enhance food security among low-resource adults.
- Worked on evaluations of SDSU Extension’s ‘Harvest of the Month’ and 'Pick It, Try It, Like It' programs, aiming to better understand the program impact on fruit and vegetable consumption in SD children and adults.

Both projects are believed to fit into sustainability as they deal with providing a basic need (food) to communities.


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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Information covers 3 years of data.

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