Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.77
Liaison Andrew Porter
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Cincinnati
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Erin LeFever
Asst Sustainability Coordinator
Planning + Design + Construction
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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):

Second Nature Climate Leadership Network

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):

UC's Sustainability Coordinator and Assistant sustainability coordinator are a part of the Ohio Higher Ed Sustainability Professionals and meets with them annually. They are also part of the local chapter of the USGBC, and the Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati--which also includes Cincinnati State. See http://www.green-cincinnati.org/. The Cincinnati 2030 district, which includes UC, also includes neighboring universities Xavier University, and Northern Kentucky University.

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):

Reuse Connex, Daniel Hart, UC Sustainability coordinator presented in October 2019. AASHE 2019 Webinar "University Move Outs".

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):

UC submitted a Case Study to AASHE in February 2020 on the Bike Friendly University award. https://hub.aashe.org/browse/casestudy/22989/Bike-Friendly-University

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):

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:

UC's Assistant Sustainability Coordintor reviewed Worcester Polytechnic Institute's green house gas emission in February 2020.

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

UC is part of an informal network of colleges and universities in Ohio that meets bi-annually, once in Ohio at one of the institutions and once at the annual AASHE conference, and shares best practices regularly through email exchange and group calls. In 2019 this conference as held at Kenyon College and in 2018 it was held at the Ohio State University. The 2020 conference is planned to take place at the University of Dayton.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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