Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Linda Kogan
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?:

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, student staff, and faculty members have consistently presented at AASHE conferences, as well as at Colorado Sustainability Conference and Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit (RMSS). The UCCS Sustainability Office has shared their 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 and have been proactively shared with many other institutions of higher education.

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

Colorado College Sustainability Council
Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network
American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

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. The director also meets with the Pikes Peak Community College and Colorado College sustainability coordinators to collaborate. The Office of Sustainability has collaborated with Colorado School of Mines, giving sustainability presentations both in classes and meeting with their facilities director. Within the CU system, UCCS has served 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 sustainability conferences, including the Colorado Sustainability Conference, where we collaborate with Colorado College, The Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Technical University, and the University of Phoenix. The UCCS sustainability office shared our climate plan with the University of Northern Florida and reviewed their first draft. We also shared best practices on recycling initiatives with University of New Mexico.

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

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