Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 27.06
Liaison Taylor Myers
Submission Date March 8, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Alabama in Huntsville
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Taylor Myers
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities and Operations
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
United Way

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The United Way fundraising campaign takes place once a year and supports 33 local community organizations. The agencys focus is on education, health, and financial stability -- the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community.

https://www.uah.edu/news/campus/announcing-united-way-epledge


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Girl's Science and Engineeering Day

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Girls Science and Engineering Day has been held at UAH for 10 years.The event offers 24, 40-minute long workshops presented by volunteers. Each girl attends four workshops during the day, one from each of the STEM disciplines. About 540 third - fifth grade girls registered and 310 volunteers.

Also, the event strives to keep waste to a minimum by doing things like putting lunches in brown paper bags instead of plastic packaging.

Website: http://www.gseduah.com/?mainID=2


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
International Festival of North Alabama

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

This international Festival ifest has been held at UAH since 2009. The one-day family friendly event features cultural performances, the parade of over 45 nations and an international open air market, showcasing international food vendors, crafts and arts, and food trucks.

The program is operated by over 400 volunteers made up of both students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. Approx. 5000 people participated in the event and that number is expected to grow.
Website: https://www.uah.edu/news/campus/uah-to-host-fifth-annual-international-festival


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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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:
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