Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.69
Liaison Tess Esposito
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Dayton
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):

Fair Trade Colleges and Universities -- Fair Trade Campaigns
Climate Leadership Network (Second Nature)
National Council for Science and the Environment
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
ReVolv Student Ambassadors
Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors (address Climate Change and Climate Refugees in their trainings, meetings, and outreach)
Food Recovery Network
American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
Presidents United to Solve Hunger
Sustainable Endowment Institute

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):

Ohio Higher Education Sustainability Professionals network
Dayton Regional Green (local municipal governments, private sector)
Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
Appalachian University Energy Leaders

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):

Leah Ceperley: Biodiversity Assessment for Non-Biologists: Tools for Completing the STARS Credit, GCSHE 2020
Meg Maloney, Lauren Wolford-Tappel, Dr. Felix Fernando: Beyond the Ivory Walls: Community Based Sustainable Solutions for Building Local Resilience. GCSHE 2020
Ryan P. Shea, Matthew Worsham, Benjamin J McCall: Planning and Progress Toward Carbon Neutrality, Year Two, GCSHE 2020, On-demand educational session
Matthew Worsham: Energy Management During a Global Pandemic, GCSHE 2020, Live Networking and Discussion Group
Piso, Z. & Fernando, F. (2020). Value-laden technologies of stakeholder engagement for transdisciplinary social-ecological systems science. Assailing the Anthropocene Workshop. Bowling Green.
B. J. McCall, “Additionality & Carbon Neutrality: Insufficient for Real Climate Impact,” National Council for Science and the Environment: Science in Environmental Decision-Making, Washington, D.C., January 7, 2020
B. J. McCall, “A Green New Deal for the University of Dayton? Carbon Neutrality Feasibility Study,” Gilvary Symposium on Building a Green New Deal in the Rust Belt: Legal, Policy, and Democratic Challenges, University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio, January 31, 2020.
B. J. McCall, “A Techno-Economic Analysis of Carbon Neutrality at the University of Dayton,” International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Online, August 5, 2020.
B. J. McCall, “A Rapid Transition to a Fully Electrified, Renewably Powered, Carbon Neutral Campus: Technical, Economic, and Moral Considerations,” Building a Sustainable World, Duquesne University (online), September 29, 2020.
B. J. McCall, “Sustainability in the Post-Covid World,” Pivot: Moving Our Society Forward, Online, September 30, 2020.
C. Blum, B. J. McCall, and C. Wettle, “Renewable Energy Procurement: Strategy Development and Stakeholder Engagement,” Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, Online, October 20-22, 2020.
B. J. McCall, T. W. Murphy, Jr., D. J. Murphy, and T. F. Love, (Panel) "Grappling with Planetary Limits on the Human Ecosystem: We Need a PLAN," AESS Conference, June 30, 2021.

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):

AASHE Sustainability Awards 2020: Campus Sustainability Research Award Winners

Ryan P. Shea, Matthew O. Worsham, Andrew D. Chiasson, J. Kelly Kissock, Benjamin J. McCall at the University of Dayton for “A lifecycle cost analysis of transitioning to a fully-electrified, renewably powered, and carbon-neutral campus at the University of Dayton”. This research paper analyzes the cost-effectiveness of four primary emissions reduction strategies and finds that achieving a carbon-neutral campus by 2025 would increase the 30-year lifecycle cost of University of Dayton’s energy systems by only 2.4%

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):

CURC Board, Leah Ceperley
Sustainability Curriculum Consortium board member, Rebecca Potter
Center for International Environmental Law, Board Member, Dalindyebo Shabalala
Innovation Center Design Symposium - Director, Rebecca Blust
Student Sustainability Leaders Conference through NCSE, Emily Shanahan

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:

Indiana University - Bloomington, reviewer of their Sustainability Program - on hold due to Covid 19
Maastricht University, Institute for Globalization and International Regulation
ETHOS advises several universities interested in immersion program and how it incorporates sustainability, especially in areas of appropriate technology, green infrastructure, Just Sustainabilities, etc
The Rivers Institute supports the work of faculty and staff at the College of Southern Idaho and community leaders in Twin Falls, Idaho on developing the Rock Creek Institute the past year

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:

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

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:

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