|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 10, 2012|
University of Arizona
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
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Office of Sustainability
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:
University of Arizona Residence Life promotes the use of its recycling tips and program materials for use by other schools associated with the Recyclemania competitition.
Another way that the University of Arizona supports the campus sustainability is through modeling practices that create a more inclusive and accepting campus and work culture. One example in particular is the Life and Work Connections program administered by Human Resources. The program recently was touted in case study by Caryn Jung, David Swihart, and Darci Thompson as a model program for establishing a family friendly campus.
Lastly, the University of Arizona's Office of Sustainability Director serves as a regional chair with United States Green Building Council (USGBC)charged with helping develop student USGBC chapters at Arizona universities and colleges.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS)
Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW)
Joint International Unit on Water, Environment and Public Policy
SRC/SEMATECH Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing (http://erc.arizona.edu/)
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
The University of Arizona has many departments and research programs that focus on furthering the cause of sustainability issues. Through projects like the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS)and collaborative projects of the Water Research Resouce Center UA has advanced environmental sustainability. As a top research university, UA is also involved in many National Science Foundation funded projects as well as other non-climate related projects such as those promoted by the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and other research centers on campus.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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