Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.90
Liaison Katie Maynard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Santa Barbara
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jewel Persad
Sustainability Manager
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), US Green Building Council (USGBC), and Second Nature, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan Higher Education Impact Group, Santa Barbara County Regional Climate Collaborative California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC)

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Presentations: Merging Social and Environmental Sustainability in UC Supply Chains Historically, social and ethical sustainability of UC suppliers and licensees has been assessed and managed separately from their environmental sustainability practices and policies. After UC Procurement’s completion of a 2-year pilot with a corporate social responsibility monitoring platform for its strategically sourced suppliers, UCLA Trademarks and Licensing is leveraging the tool for its licensing program. This presentation will demonstrate how UCSB and other UCs can follow the model of UCLA, and the potential impact the UC system could have. Sustainable Purchasing Simplified Purchasing products for higher education research, administration, and operations that simultaneously meets the needs of the University while meeting an increasingly complex set of sustainability certifications and standards can be daunting. This presentation will discuss the pilot project of a new tool to assist buyers in making quick, smart, sustainable purchasing decisions that align with the UC’s new Sustainable Procurement Policy and Guidelines. Creating a coalition for UC and CSU to create and implement environmental and social justice in policy California Higher Education Basic Needs Association Presentations: Programs, Policy, and Place: Multi-level Strategies To Improve Food Access On Campus Through Research and Evaluation Building and Funding Value-Based Partnerships for Basic Needs Basic Needs and Financial Aid Models of Supporting Students Leveraging Intersegmental Partnerships at the Regional Level to Increase Understanding of and Support for Basic Needs in Higher Education" on our behalf

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
CHESC Best Practice Award in Interdisciplinary Academics (2020) for UC-CSU NXTerra – California’s New Climate Crisis Teaching Tool - UC-CSU NXTerra Co-Director Dr. John Foran is a distinguished UCSB Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies. CHESC Best Practice Award for Sustainability Innovations as a Multi-campus Partnership (2020) - UC Santa Barbara and UC Los Angeles - Merging Social and Environmental Sustainability in UC Supply Chains

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Heather Perry serves on the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) Action Team for Research Lab Procurement, which is a dedicated team that discusses, debates, and will produce a document that: - Identifies the issues around the purchasing of research laboratory supplies (esp. consumables), refrigeration equipment, measuring and testing equipment, and chemicals/reagents - Proposes strategies for addressing those issues to reduce environmental, social and economic sustainability risks. - Provides supporting resources to facilitate effective and efficient execution of these strategies. SPLC Action Teams are small, member-led topical groups, expert on the issues involved and highly motivated to address specific procurement challenges. These groups convene for a limited time to develop interim guidance on a given topic, solicit expert support for review and revision, and share it with SPLC members as a starting point for addressing a specific topic or category. Katie Maynard services as the CHESC Exec Director

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:
UCSB LabRATS reviewed other campuses Green Lab Action Plans and gave them feedback

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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