Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.35
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date May 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Arizona
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Benjamin Champion
Director
Office of 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

Second Nature

Many, many academic associations


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):

PAC 12 network for sustainability in athletics

Many, many regional, state, and local academic networks, policy and governance bodies within Arizona, and involvements in local decision-making around sustainability challenges.


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):

Many UA students attend AASHE's annual conference and present on a variety of areas of progress for University of Arizona. Staff also present and/or convene discussions at AASHE.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

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

Ben Champion, director of the UA Office of Sustainability, is on the board of AASHE

Jim Buizer, faculty in the UA School of Natural Resources and Environment and research faculty of the Institute of the Environment, is on the board of Second Nature

Gregg Goldman, the UA Chief Financial Officer, is President of NACUBO in 2016-2017

Chris Kopach, UA Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management, is incoming President of APPA in 2016-2017


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University have had joint meetings to share information and best practices regarding our mutual efforts. Some of these conversations have involved or led to collaborative efforts, including PAC 12 Athletics sustainability efforts, collaborative grant proposal developments, organizing and hosting a Power Dialog event, etc.


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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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.