|Liaison||Mary Beth McGrew|
|Submission Date||March 10, 2017|
University of Cincinnati
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|3.00 / 3.00||
Planning + Design + Construction
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Second Nature Climate Leadership Network
Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
The local chapter of the USGBC. The Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati--which also includes Cincinnati State. See http://www.green-cincinnati.org/.
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
The Green Umbrella's Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit, Peter Moorehouse, UC Sustainability coordinator presented in June of 2016.
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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? :
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Mary Beth McGrew, University Architect, was previously the chair of our local chapter of the USGBC.
Len Thomas, Landscape Architect, is on the board for Taking Root, a regional reforestation initiative.
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 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?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
University Architect and Associate VP MaryBeth McGrew served as the Chair of the USGBC OHIO chapter.B66
Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
UC is part of an informal network of colleges and universities in Ohio and Kentucky that meets occasionally and shares best practices regularly through email exchange and group calls. In 2016, UC worked with Second Nature to organize and host a convening of this group and other schools int he region to focus on available resources for climate action.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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.