Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.07
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Merced
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Breeana Sylvas
Assistant Director
Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

UC Merced participates in the Merced Bicycle Coalition which is a non profit organization which motto is "making our community safer, our air cleaner, and our citizens healthier by promoting bicycling as a safe and normal means of everyday transportation and recreation."


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

Community partner Monica Bianchi from Le Grand Union High School, Horticulture teacher and coordinator of the Le Grand Farmer’s Market and community garden as well as Jason Hein, UCM Professor for the School of Natural Sciences, Organic Chemistry and students. Project involves nitrate pollution and water testing in Le Grand. Policy and/or systems change: Improved access to safe drinking water.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Director of Sustainability Colleen McCormick has been participating in Healthy Merced which developed out of the City of Merced Programmatic Climate Action Plan. The group focus is to strengthen local health based programs and will be hosting a community wide public workshop in the spring of 2016.


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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