Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.59
Liaison Julie Price
Submission Date July 29, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Alabama at Birmingham
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Julie Price
Sustainability Coordinator
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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


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):

1. Southeastern Campus Sustainability Network (SCSN)
2. Sustainability Officers of Higher Education - Alabama


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):

We gave a brief presentation on STARS to the Alabama sustainability group at our last meeting in Tuscaloosa (May 2016). Many in the group had not heard of AASHE or STARS and were encouraged to see a set of standard metrics for sustainability in higher ed.

Also presented during the Sustainability Symposium within the annual Alabama Academy of Science Meeting in Florence, AL (Feb 2016).


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

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

Submitted to AASHE's annual Student Sustainability Leadership Award in 2015 (see response letter below).


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):

Anthony Hood (UAB Business faculty): Green Resource Center of Alabama Board of Directors http://www.grcalabama.org/
Jim McClintock (UAB Endowed Polar and Marine Biologist): EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation Board of Advisors
Charles D. Amsler (faculty): United States Representative to Standing Scientific Committee on Life Sciences
Rob Angus (faculty/Biology), Jason Kirby (faculty/Civil Eng), Bob Shepard (staff): Cahaba River Society Board of Directors
Libba Vaughan (staff): Alabama Possible Board of Directors


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Through the Alabama sustainability group, those with formal offices meet twice annually with other schools in Alabama that have partial or no employees assigned to sustainability. In addition, our office gives presentations to other institutions within Birmingham (the Lakeshore Foundation, a research facility, and Samford University this year) to share our program.


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