Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.89
Liaison Claire Jackson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Alabama in Huntsville
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Claire Jackson
Director, Utilities & Sustainability
F&O
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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?:
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:
The United Way fundraising campaign takes place once a year and supports 33 local community organizations. The agency's 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/united-way 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):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (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. https://www.uah.edu/eng/summer-camps/girls-in-science-engineering

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? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (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. https://www.uah.edu/events/icalrepeat.detail/2019/09/21/9822/-/10th-annual-international-festival-of-north-alabama

A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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