Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.09
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Shelby Brewer
Student Worker
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

SE Sustainability Network (SESN), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Tennessee Tech is also a member of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Higher Education Institutions Sustainability Network (TN HEI SN). This statewide network brings a variety of perspectives together, creates a collaborative platform to work through common challenges and key issues, and builds mutual ownership in the development of a stronger foundation for sustainability education and practices throughout the State of Tennessee. This network is in the process of being built and is currently establishing a steering committee. The Campus Sustainability Manager is a part of this steering committee.

https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/opsp-policy-and-sustainable-practices/state-government-and-institutions/tennessee-higher-education-initiative--tn-hei-/tn-campus-sustainability-network.html


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

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

The Annual Tennessee Environmental Conference is the state’s largest and most comprehensive educational opportunity and is attended by Attorneys, Consultants, Engineers, State and Local Government Officials, Developers, Landowners and others with a strong interest in environmental programs in Tennessee.

Over the two-day period, this Conference hosts an elite group of environmental professionals seeking knowledge and sharing ideas around environmental concerns in Tennessee. TN Tech's Campus Sustainability Manager presented on the Sustainability in Tennessee Higher Education Institutions Panel that was lead by TDEC. Her focus was the importance of interdepartmental collaboration.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

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

TNTech's Sustainability Director serves as a member of the steering committee of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Higher Education Institutions Sustainability Network (TN HEI SN).


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
No

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

TN Tech partners with the Cookeville Higher Education Campus for their Earth Day Celebration each year. TN Tech students and faculty participate by presenting research projects related to sustainability and speaking on current research.

Additionally, the TDEC's Higher Education Institution's Sustainability Network is designed to connect schools so that we can collaborate, support, share, and advise on best practices for incorporating sustainability into Tennessee higher education institutions (TN HEIs).

http://herald-citizen.com/stories/earth-day-celebration-made-here-market-saturday,34468

https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/opsp-policy-and-sustainable-practices/state-government-and-institutions/tennessee-higher-education-initiative--tn-hei-/tn-campus-sustainability-network.html


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.