Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.16
Liaison Yara Watson Colon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Yara Watson Colon
Sustainability Specialist II
Sustainability Initiatives
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
City of Orlando

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
No

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

UCF Sustainability Initiatives provides in-person engagement opportunities at City of Orlando functions such as "MoviEola" and "Earth Day Workday." City employees of the GreenWorks department often provide talks and workshops to students through classes, student organizations, and department-sponsored events. The City of Orlando is also a partner in the annual Climate Correction conference hosted by UCF in partnership with VoLo Foundation. The university has provided in-person peer-to-peer best practice sessions covering such topics as renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conservation, and water conservation.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
VoLo Foundation

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

In 2018 VoLo Foundation committed to a three you gift to the university to collaborate and host Climate Correction, a conference and expo dedicated to sharing and collaborating on climate change solutions. This low-cost full-day conference gives attendees the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research and innovation. Topics covered include renewable energy, sea-level rise, agriculture and food, health, and much more. The Climate Correction Artist Award and VoLo VISTA grant also provide a platform for students to present their work and earn scholarships and project funding.
https://sustainable.ucf.edu/cc2019


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Children of the Nations

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

UCF Sustainability Initiatives and UCF Global partner with students to create and disseminate renewable energy technology to at-risk communities via local nonprofits. The university partner's with Children of the Nations to provide low-cost power to people living in Malawi rural areas. The SLB50 uses low-cost "throwaway" technology to generate solar power to light homes, charge mobile devices, and give access to web services.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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