Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

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 currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
1. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2. Post landfill action network (PLAN) 3. Talloires Network of Engaged Universities (https://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu/) 4. Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (http://ulsf.org/programs-services/)

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
1. Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) 2. Boston Green Ribbon Commission Higher Education Working Group 3. Student Sustainability Leadership Symposium board of curators

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
A selection of conference presentations NECSC 2019 Tufts' person (organized and participated): Tina Woolston "The elephant in the room, carbon neutral heating". 9:20-10:20 am on Tuesday June 18, 2019. AASHE 2019 (2 sessions) Presenter (panelist): Tina Woolston 1. Campus as a Living Lab 2. Student Engagement AASHE Webinar: Toward Carbon Neutrality in Higher Education: Cost-Effective, Actionable Pathways to a Net-Zero Future Sept 24, 2020 Presenter from Tufts: Ruth Bennett Creating a Practical Environmental Footprint Tool in Annapolis, Maryland, January 2020 (the workshop was funded by SESYNC, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center). Tufts Participant: Shoshana Blank AASHE's 2021 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE): Title: Growing Future Leaders: How to Foster Growth in Sustainability Leadership Programs Accepted Session Type: GCSHE Live Session Submitted by: Lisa Bjerke Tufts Panelist: Tina Woolston Scheduled Date & Time: "Tuesday, Oct. 12, 11-11:45 a.m. ET (Session Block A)" SCUP 2022 North Atlantic Conference, March 2022 Partnering with local municipalities on adaptation planning and community resilience Proposal Submitter: Cathleen DeFrances-Vittorio, Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. Tufts Panelist: Tina Woolston The student and staff representatives of the Office Of Sustainability attended the 2021-2022 Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium March 27, 2022 at UMass Lowell. One of our Eco Reps, presented during the symposium about engaging campus groups with sustainability.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
Has the institution had employees or students 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 on the Sustainability Student Leadership Symposium Board of Curators (formerly was founder and chair). https://sustainability.tufts.edu/sustainability-at-tufts/programs/ecorepresentatives/ssl-symposium/ She and others at the University are also members of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission's Higher Education Working Group.

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:
participant in the AASHE Mentorship program

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus 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, Zero-Waste events protocol, and Sustainability Governance research results to a number of schools asking for assistance in these areas. SIMAP Commuter working group (Shoshana Dodge) with Second Nature and SIMAP and other university Offices of Sustainability. Developed a basic and an intermediate level commuting survey that any school can use to calculate the carbon emissions from student, staff, and faculty commuting. Shoshana Dodge was a resource at the Harvard Law School Climate Solutions Lab on 2/26/2020 Shoshana Dodge was a resource for those who work in Offices of Sustainability at other institutions, especially in giving them helpful documents and talking to them by phone about the Eco-Ambassador and Green Office program. She became the third most active member of all time on the AASHE Connect online community (FY20).

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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