Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

UAA has shared its Tree Plan developed for Tree Campus USA with the Mat Su Community College.

The Office of Sustainability shared a number of documents with University of Alaska, Fairbanks, including my position description, our CERM and our Energy Policy.

The Office of Sustainability has also done presentations about sustainability and how it is measured with Alaska Pacific University, as well as energy monitoring and carbon calculation spreadsheets.

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Second Nature
Alaska Center for the Environment
Renewable Energy Alaska Project
Alaska Botanical Garden
Green Star

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

UAA collaborates with APU in a number of ways. First, as described in PAE-19 we are both members of the U Med Green District and share information and best practices on transportation, recycling and energy and infrastructure through that group. Additionally, UAA and APU collaborate on books of the year each year.

UAA and University of Alaska Fairbanks, a sister institution also collaborate to advance sustainability. We have a friendly competition ongoing, which we are calling the Sustainability Cup. Last year it was based on grade on the Campus Green Report Card, this year it is based on ranking on AASHE STARS. Through calling it a competition, we hope to inspire behavior change on our respective campuses, but the folks on each campus who work on sustainability share information and collaborate. We agree that if we both get A's or platinum ratings, that would be the best of all worlds.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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