Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

SOU broadly defines sustainability as achieving increased well-being for humanity over time through an equitable and sustained utilization of critical natural capital. The SOU definition includes sustainability goals set forth by 1) the U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development (1987 Brundtland Commission) which indicated that sustainable development will “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” and 2) the intertwined “economic, social and environmental elements” of sustainability, which AASHE incorporates into its definition of sustainability.


Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

An inventory of sustainability research was conducted by surveying faculty using the qualitative snowball approach. We began by surveying faculty known for their sustainability research, then asked for names of others possibly conducting sustainability research.


Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
No

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
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