Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.63
Liaison Melissa Maigler
Submission Date July 30, 2014
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Stanford University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Each year Stanford takes an active role in regional and national sustainability conferences related to higher education. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) annual events provide opportunities for Stanford to interact with other institutions, share best practices, and further develop sustainability in the context of higher education. Specific Stanford presentations from recent AASHE and CHESC events are listed below with a link where the abstract and presentation material can be found:

-- Planning for the Future: Climate and Energy Action at Stanford
-- Sustainability Portal (poster)

-- STARS Introductory Workshop (panelist & presenter)

-- Cardinal Green Campaigns: Tackling Environment, Economy, and Social Engagement at Stanford
-- Building a Business Case for Behavior-Based Conservation Programs
-- A Service Learning Course that Engages a Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford’s Sustainability Programs

-- Behavior Matters: Program Results from Stanford, MIT, and Cornell
-- Climate Action Implementation on Research Campuses: Lessons from Large-Scale Energy Projects
-- Sustainable Transportation at Stanford University: The Role of Transportation Demand Management
-- Driving Down Energy Use While IT Load Increases
-- Room Temperature Biological Sample Storage
-- Y2E2: Built to Conserve, Inspire, and Teach

-- Art and Science of Policy and Planning
-- Best Practices in Overall Sustainable Design
-- Sustainable Transporation on Campus: Translating Research into Action
-- Changing Occupant Behavior
-- Advancing Healthy Eating & Living: Engaging Employees & Students in Health, Wellness, and Sustainable Food Efforts
-- Strategic Energy Efficiency Initiatives - Think Big!
-- Integrated Design

University staff gave presentations at 10 separate sessions on topics such as climate action,
sustainability governance, transportation, energy efficiency, food systems,
and creating a culture of sustainability.

(Presentations by both Sustainable Stanford and Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
-- Healthy and Sustainable Foods (SH&C)
-- Making a Business Case for Behavior-Based Programs and Engaging Stakeholders (SU)
-- Teaching Students to Address Sustainability Challenges through Market-Based Solutions (SU)
-- Waste Reduction Efforts in a Healthcare Setting (SH&C)
-- A Comprehensive Campus-Wide Approach to Water Resources
Management (SU)
-- Utilizing Service Learning to Enhance the Curriculum (SU)
-- Greening the Operating Room (SH&C)
-- Surpassing Green Standards in Science Buildings (SU)

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

-- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (http://www.aashe.org/)
-- California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (http://cahigheredusustainability.org/)
-- Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group
-- U.S. Green Building Council (http://www.usgbc.org/)
--International Sustainable Campus Network (http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org)
-- Silicon Valley Leadership Group (http://svlg.org/)

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Stanford participates in conferences and belongs to consortia and other organizations to share best practices and advance sustainability in higher education.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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