Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, PLAN - Post Landfill Action Network.


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Colorado Springs Sustainability Committee, Green Cities Coalition, Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future. Colorado Association for Recycling.


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, University of Maryland, 2017. Co-presentation Nanna Meyer and Linda Kogan, Sustainability Wellness and Learning, A Vehicle for Transformation and Culture Change.
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, March 27, 2017 Linda Kogan, UCCS Climate Action: Creative Strategies for Renewables in a Regulated Market. 2017 Colorado APPA Annual Conference April 12, 2017. Welcome Session - Sustainability Around our Institutions Round-table - Linda Kogan


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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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? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Gary Reynolds, Electric Integrated Resource Program with Colorado Springs Utilities,
Linda Kogan, Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future, Colorado Springs Sustainability Committee
Kimberly Reeves, Greenway Fund, Recycling Coalition, and Green Cities Coalition
Nanna Meyer, Colorado Springs Food Advisory Board

Kevin Gilford - STARS Advisory Committee - Energy


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

UCCS Sustainability staff have provided strategic support and mentorship to Pikes Peak Community College sustainability staff (2 separate sustainability coordinators) for many years. Mentorship consists mainly of advice on waste management and recycling strategies, sustainability leadership within the larger community, etc. Additionally, Linda Kogan, the Sustainability Director sits on the Sustainability Council for Colorado College. Additionally, the Sustainability Director works with Colorado School of Mines to provide sustainability guidance and help with shaping a new sustainability director position.


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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:

In 2017 UCCS received a peer review from CU Boulder for the UCCS Office of Sustainability.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

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

UCCS, CU Boulder, and CU Denver all collaborate on issues as they arise. Currently the three campus sustainability offices are working with Procurement Services Center to leverage buying power to pursue more sustainable contracts.

UCCS collaborates with Colorado College, CU Boulder, CU Denver, and CSU Fort Collins, and Pikes Peak Community College primarily in numerous ad hoc initiatives, including events, sharing strategies, mentorship, etc. Collaboration includes the Colorado Campus Consortium for Renewable Energy, a multi-year effort to secure large scale renewables for higher education throughout Colorado.


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