Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.08
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Aug. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Susquehanna University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Derek Martin
Sustainability Coordinator
CEER
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Sowing Change and Food 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?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

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

The Sowing Change is an ongoing (since 2016) partnership between Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, the Union/Snyder County Community Action Agency, and community gardens in the region. Financial support: Work on this project is included in the Susquehanna University Sustainability Coordinator's job description, and the SU and Bucknell civic engagement offices also provide time on the project. The project serves as a support/engagement network for campus and community gardens in the region and to connect those gardens to food access and distribution programs to increase the amount of fresh healthy produce available to food insecure individuals in our region. Conferences have been held in 2017, 2018, and 2019 to build a network of like-minded individuals. In 2020, it was determined that to best serve the food insecure in our region, Sowing Change should be housed within the Union/Snyder County Community Action Agency. Work has begun to transition Sowing Change into a regional hunger coalition. Susquehanna and Bucknell plan to continue supporting and working on this future hunger coalition.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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