Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Beth Klein
Campus Sustainability Coordinato
Early Childhood Education
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Cortland Resiliency Assessment Coalition

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

In 2016, SUNY Cortland signed the Resiliency Commitment as part of Second Nature's shift to incorporate more broad community-level engagement for institutes of higher education. As SUNY Cortland has worked to incorporate these efforts, it is clear that more can be done to engage under-represented groups within the Cortland Community. A main focus for the group is poverty and economic development in respect to a changing climate. One development from this effort work is increasing access to clean and energy efficient heating systems, which can lower cost of living. This incorporates academic programs and service learning opportunities with the local community through a number of on going partnerships.
Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board www.cnyrpdb.org
Cortland County Community Action Program CAPCO www.capco.org
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Climate Smart Communities of which the City of Cortland is one of the registered Climate Smart Communities. See more here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Local Food Project

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Local Food Project
Since late 2017, SUNY Cortland has been working closely with Seven Valleys Health Coalition to formalize the Local Food Project. The Local Food Project works to set up an indoor 12-month food / farmers market for purposes of promoting locally grown produce.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Service Program

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Migrant Education Tutorial and Support (METS) Service Program has been working at the local, state, and federal level since 1979 to increase educational equity for migrant and refugee children, to advocate on behalf of migrant families with direct support and education, and to encourage self-advocacy by serving as a liaison with local service agencies.

http://www2.cortland.edu/community/outreach/migrant-education/


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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