Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.70
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Partnership for a Sustainable Athens

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Partnership for a Sustainable Athens provides meaningful experiential learning opportunities for students and valuable support for community partners working to advance sustainability and resilience in the Athens area.

https://sustainability.uga.edu/community-engagement/sustainable-athens/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Envision Athens

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Envision Athens is a community-wide effort to develop a common vision for the future of the Athens-Clarke County community. This process will result in a visionary, yet achievable multi-dimensional strategy to guide community and economic development for the next 20 years. In doing so, a shared sense of accountability and commitment to implementation will be achieved –this will not be “just another plan.” Envision Athens will be open and inclusive, intuitive and informed, and carefully-designed and facilitated.

https://envisionathens.com


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
FARM Rx

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The FARM Rx Program promotes affordable access to fruits and vegetables and healthy eating in underserved communities through partnerships with local healthcare providers, community organizations, the University fo Georgia, and the Athens Farmers Market. The program is a proven, evidence-based model of preventative healthcare with a demonstrated impact, resulting in healthier communities, food systems, and local economies.

http://athensfarmersmarket.net/farmrx


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

The Office of Community Relations at UGA functions to build strong partnerships and links between the University and the Athens-Clarke County community, government, businesses, neighborhoods, non-profit organizations and community leaders and individuals. The University works with the Athens community through active participation in discussions, coalitions, meetings and outreach projects to build and maintain relationships, while making a positive difference in the Athens area. The Office also serves as a resource for faculty, staff, and students who are seeking information or assistance with local government matters or issues.


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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