Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Konrad Schlarbaum
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

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):

Colorado Springs Sustainability Committee
Recycle Colorado (formerly Colorado Association for Recycling)
CU Sustainability Steering Committee
Colorado Higher Ed. Sustainability Consortium

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):

AASHE 2020 – UCCS PIPs Program, Ryan Maikell, PIPs Program Coordinator

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):

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):

Sean Svette – Colorado Springs Food Advisory Board
Kimberly Reeves – Fountain Creek Week, City of Colorado Springs Bike to Work Day Committee, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Air Quality Technical Committee, Green Cities Coalition, Recycle Colorado, Colorado College Sustainability Council Steering Committee
Linda Kogan – Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future, N. Nevada Redevelopment Committee

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:

UCCS Sustainability staff have provided strategic support and mentorship to Pikes Peak Community College sustainability staff. Mentorship consisted mainly of advice on waste management and recycling strategies, sustainability leadership within the larger community, etc. This mentorship has evolved into a partnership with the current staff along with the support for Colorado College and their Sustainability Council.

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:

Brandon Bishop as the Applied Learning & Engagement Manager acted as the peer reviewer for Whitman College’s AASHE STARS submission in 2019.

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

CU Sustainability Steering Committee
UCCS, CU Boulder, CU Denver, and CU Anschutz sustainability leaders participate in regular meeting to collaborate and strategically plan with our CU System’s Procurement Services Center.

Colorado Higher Ed. Sustainability Consortium
UCCS collaborates with Colorado College, CU Boulder, CU Denver, CSU Fort Collins, Pikes Peak Community College, Fort Lewis College, University of Denver, Auraria Higher Education Center, Colorado Mesa University, and Western Colorado University in numerous 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.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.