Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.67
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Mansfield
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 James Heinen
AASHE STARS Program Coordinator
Energy Services and Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

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

National Recycling Coalition

Some of our tenured faculty, who represent the institution professionally, are members of such networks. For example, Dr. Ozeas Costa, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, is a member of the Association for Environmental Studies and Science.

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

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

Ohio Sustainability Group; A listserv of Sustainability Professionals

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

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

Baltimore AASHE STARS 2016; Tom Reeves; During the trip to Baltimore, eight elite student representatives of The Ohio State University accompanied Tom Reeves and Austin Simon as a strategic effort to collect sustainability information to bring back and disseminate to the entire university student body. At the conference, Tom Reeves and Austin Simon presented on this project to the body of conference attendees as to the measurable goals that have been seen in years past funding students to be able to attend the conference.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

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? :

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

Yes. For example, Dr. Costa served as a reviewer for the Ohio Water Resources Center and the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) State Water Resources Research Institute 104(b). Grant Program

Association of Ohio Recyclers; Tony Gillund, The Sustainability Manager in Energy Services and Sustainability is a member on the Board for the Association of Ohio Recyclers. Tasks as a member include the ongoing pursuit of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. The AOR Board is responsible for implementing a Strategic Plan to carry out Mission, programs, projects, and activities of the AOR.

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:

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

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

Ohio Sustainability Professionals, Annual Meeting at Denison
The Ohio Sustainability Professionals attempts to meet annually as an opportunity for sustainability professionals from colleges and universities around the state of Ohio to gather and discuss successes and challenges with their respective sustainability efforts. For the 2017 Annual meeting held in January, the larger group discussions were focused on Carbon Footprint Tracking and Mitigation Strategies, Sustainable Purchasing and Procurement, and Power Purchase Agreements, whereas the smaller breakout group discussions allowed for a wide variety of topics on struggles and successes including Student Engagement/Communication and Town & Gown Relationships and Initiatives.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about 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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.