Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Claire Dunn
Director of Communications
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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:

Going Green- This is a show that SUNY-ESF created in collaboration with News 10 Now to describe how other surrounding colleges, universities and communities could learn from the environmental initiatives on the ESF campus.

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

-University Sustainability Action Coalition- USAC is a group of faculty, staff and students from Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF, who are committed to effecting a significant change in the campus culture concerning energy use, recycling and other aspects of sustainability.

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

1.Collaboration in Planning Earth Day Events- Every year nearly 100 Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students and Syracuse residents gather to pick up litter in the University neighborhood.
2.ENSPIRE ESF & Syracuse University Interdisciplinary Research - Each of the two Universities (Syracuse and ESF) on top of "University Hill" in Syracuse has impressive resources in environmental research and teaching. Together, we offer one of the strongest concentrations of environmental scholarship in the United States, if not the world. The proximity and historical connection between the two campuses and a flexible arrangement of cross-registration, dual-degree programs, and collaboration allows faculty and students to forge productive and exciting connections between these schools and departments, as well as with the many research centers on the two campuses, such as the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, and the Great Lakes Research Consortium.

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

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