Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Madison County Department of Solid Waste

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
No

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

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

Our Sustainability Committee (FY-2022-2023) worked with the Madison County Landfill on a Recycling Outreach "What Recycles" program available to students, faculty and staff.


This included two time-slots to take a tour of the Madison County Recycling Center, with campus provided transportation to and from the site.


The program was sustainability focused, and we (Madison County & SUNY Morrisville's Sustainability Committee) worked together educating incoming students, (& faculty / staff), about the county dual stream recycle program. 


https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/3013/Solid-Waste


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Nelson Farms Country Store and Production Facility - New York Made

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):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Nelson Farms is located just 8 miles from SUNY Morrisville, and serves as their FDA-inspected food processing incubator. We’re also used as an experimental laboratory for SUNY Morrisville students in several programs of study, allowing them to gain real-world experience in agritourism, marketing, entrepreneurship, dietetics/nutrition, and value-added agriculture and development.


Our kitchens are a great place for students to learn while gaining confidence and experience.


Local sourced food growers are encouraged to PARTNER with SUNY Morrisville to process and shelve their goods and this partnership gives growers a processing facility as well as a market, while SUNY Morrisville has a living laboratory for students to partake in processing food goods, and shelving them for the growers as part of this New York made Partnership Marketplace. 


https://nelsonfarms.org/suny-morrisville-partnership/


https://nelsonfarms.org/shared-use-opportunities/


https://nelsonfarms.org/consulting/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Energy Business Partnerships to Create Scholarships for Students in Renewable Energy

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? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The office of Institutional Advancement has created business partnerships with energy companies to advance scholarships that become available to students in the areas of Sustainable Energy programs. 


 


NOTE:  This AASHE Framework will NOT close with "No" under the question:
Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership)
The anser to this question should be "No".   Not for this 3rd Partnership. 


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

Outreach and fostering the development of ongoing Business Partnerships that will support our graduating students is a continual process. This is a SUNY Morrisville – Mustang strength, and it is certainly sustainably focused. 


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The data and information in this AASHE framework has been gathered by: 
the Energy and Sustainability Manager at SUNY Morrisville and by the
the Contracts Administrator in the College Business Office.  


The current Performance Year is FY-2022-2023: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. 


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