Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Beth Klein
Campus Sustainability Coordinato
Early Childhood Education
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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:

Sustainable Cortland is a community-based organization dedicated to sustainable solutions for Cortland County by advocating for the health and well-being of our citizens, environment, and local economy. This organization includes board representation and frequent interaction with SUNY Cortland such as joint programs.

In addition there is a "Sustainability Track" in the community assessment process (http://www.sevenvalleyshealth.org/#!cortland-counts/cwns). Members of this track include representation from the Cortland Downtown Partnership, City of Cortland, Cortland Soil and Water, area Farmers’ Markets, Seven Valleys Health Coalition, and SUNY Cortland.


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):

City of Cortland's Climate Action Plan - Executive Assistant to the President and chair of SUNY Cortland's Climate Action Committee sits on the City of Cortland's Committee. Associate Vice President of Facilities Management and a Professor of Physics along with other members of SUNY Cortland's Climate action committee helped to review their plan.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Our Sustainable Energy Program is providing personnel support through student interns for a "Solarize Cortland" Initiative that is aiming to increase the number of Cortland County residents that have solar PV systems with their homes. Faculty in the Sustainable Energy program are also acting as consultants for the community project. Students will provide support in developing the RFP for renewable energy companies, helping with site studies, and public programs to explain the the solar initiative to community members.


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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