Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.04
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Tufts University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tina Woolston
Office of 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):

AASHE, Post landfill action network (PLAN)

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):

Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)
Boston Green Ribbon Commission Higher Education Working Group

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

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

AASHE 2018: Crowdcoaching (Crowdcoaching is a format that provides campus sustainability personnel and facilities managers an opportunity to bring professional challenges to the table for suggestions and idea-sharing. Attendees work as a team to think through pressing issues of campus sustainability today-everyone has experience, knowledge, and perspective to contribute.)
Also AASHE webinar - https://hub.aashe.org/browse/video/20080/The-Climate-Friendly-Global-Academic-Conference-with-a-Human-Touch

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):

Tina Woolston is the Sustainability Student Leadership Symposium Chair of the Board of Curators

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:

We will be reviewing another institutions' STARS report in the near future.

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:

We have supplied Sustainability in Action course syllabi to over a dozen schools who are requested it. We have also supplied a detailed description of our Green Office Certification program and Zero-Waste events protocol to a number of schools asking for assistance in these areas. We also have met with sustainability officers from other Boston area school in person or schools farther afield over the phone to discuss programs that we have that they are interested in learning more about. For example, this past year we met with the sustainability staff from Bentley University to talk about our student internship program.

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

Tufts faculty present as keynote speakers and presenters at a variety of conferences on sustainability-related topics, including energy and social justice.

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.