Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.41
Liaison Dave Newport
Submission Date March 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Boulder
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dave Newport
Director
Environmental Center
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Eco Visits

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

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

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

SCORE/ ECO-Visits is a free service for students living off-campus who want to save energy, water, and money.The main goal of our program is to help student renters save money on their energy bills while reducing their ecological footprint.  http://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/Ecovisits 


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
"FLOWS (Foundations for Leaders Organizing on Water and Sustainability) "

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):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

FLOWS bridges social justice and environmental issues. FLOWS provides leadership training opportunities, green job skills, and free energy and water upgrades while building partnerships between CU students and staff and community members. We partner with and work primarily for low-income communities for water and energy conservation (the communities most in need of lower energy and water bills).


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

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’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

A partnership between CU Boulder, City of Boulder, Boulder County, Boulder Valley School District entered into in 2009 (with St. Vrain School District joining later) to collaboratively pursue and enhance efforts toward environmental sustainability.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

CU Boulder is a founding member ofThe Shed. The Shed, Boulder County, is a coalition of governmental and non-profit Boulder County leaders concerned that somewhat less than two percent of food consumed in Colorado is produced locally and who see a need to restore balance to our food system by promoting an increase in production, consumption and preservation of regional and local food options in Boulder County. While from different organizations with varying missions, the members share an understanding that by shortening food chains we rebuild relationships with the land, our food and between ourselves. Accordingly, The Shed encourages practices such as market agriculture in Boulder County, participation in community-supported agriculture and neighborhood gardens and edible landscapes, all which offer the potential benefit of increased stewardship of our open spaces, tastier and healthier food choices, and a more vital economy where we keep as much of our dollars circulating locally as possible. For more information, visit https://theshedbouldercounty.org/   Representatives of CU Boulder's Housing and Dining Services participate in The Shed. CU Boulder made the 2017 Good Food 100 list http://goodfood100restaurants.org/goodfood100/   The list is a ranking of restaurants whose practices and transparency about their sourcing are good for the environment, plants and animals, producers, purveyors, restaurants (including workers) and eaters. 


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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