Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

UCCS has contributed announcements and articles to AASHE's online newsletter. The sustainability director, as well as student staff, and faculty members have consistently presented at AASHE conferences, as well as at Colorado higher education sustainability conferences. Kevin Gilford, from the UCCS sustainability office, has shared his experiences with STARS and has served as a resource for other schools pursuing STARS. All of our planning documents are available for other institutions to share or learn from.


The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

UCCS collaborates with other colleges and CU campuses. Within Colorado Springs, the sustainability director for UCCS sits on the Colorado College Sustainability Council to facilitate the sharing of best practices. Within the CU system, UCCS is on the system sustainability committee organized by the Procurement Services Center to collaborate on strategic green purchasing agreements for the system. UCCS is a signatory to and member of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

UCCS has been active in planning statewide higher education sustainability conferences including the Sustainability Summit, previously held at CU Boulder. UCCS was also involved in the recent planning effort for AASHE's conference in Denver and was involved in reviewing papers for the conference sessions.The UCCS sustainability office shared our climate plan with the University of Northern Florida and reviewed their first draft.


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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