Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.76
Liaison Jonathan Ehrlich
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2019

STARS v2.2

United World College-USA
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Todd Austin
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
President's Office
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
United World College

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The United World College-USA (UWC-USA) is a residential, secondary school with approximately 235 students representing 94 countries studying the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The diverse student population is chosen by over 160 national committees based on merit with 85% of students receiving full or partial scholarships. UWC-USA is one of 18 schools, located on five continents, that comprise the UWC movement. The movement's mission is to make "education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future."


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
PA-8

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Agroecological Research Center

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

The school’s 21 acre Agroecological Research Center, commonly known as the Farm, produces more than 10,000 lbs of produce annually-roughly 30% of the fresh produce consumed in the cafeteria. The Farm also houses a successful composting program that reuses cafeteria food waste and wood waste from the campus' forest thinning operations. Students work on the Farm through the extracurricular education program and campus service. The Farm has experimented with supplying food to members of the surrounding community through a farm stand at the campus Welcome Center, a community-sponsorred agriculture program, and a sales table for students and staff at the College cafeteria. The Farm has also been used for community education programs, while members of the farm crew have assisted other farmers in the region by helping to set up high tunnels on local area farms.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Food & Dining
Grounds
Waste

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-3, Op-8

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Climate Strike

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

UWC-USA is supportive of public actions and movements related to peace and sustainability. For example, on September 20, 2019, approximately 160 students and staff members participated in a Climate Strike at the State Capitol in Santa Fe that was organized by Youth United for Climate Crisis Action (YUCCA). Four UWC students were asked to address the crowd. Individual students and faculty members have also continued to participate in subsequent preparatory meetings and civil actions, including civil disobedience, in attempts to influence state-level policies towards fossil fuels.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Air & Climate

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

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