Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.05
Liaison Katherine Spector
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Oswego
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jonathan Mills
Sustainability Office
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
SUNY Oswego is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustianability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Our Office of Sustainability is a member of the New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE).

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
The Office of Sustainability recently submitted a study for our campus-wide composting program and the changes we have made with our composting program being a year old. This study was submitted to the NYS 2022 Recycling Leadership Awards through the New York Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3). NYSAR3's mission is "to provide statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment."

The SUNY Oswego Office of Sustainability was awarded the Educational Institution Award for our composting program (Listed as "Kate Spector, Oswego County Division of Solid Waste")


Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
The Facilities Department of SUNY Oswego has been working closely with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in the development of our Office of Sustainability. In line with current work on Oswego's Energy Master Plan, Sustainable Building Ambassador program, and our maple tapping initiative, we sought ESF's mentorship as their institution has been building these programs for years.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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