Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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):
AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
I2SL - International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories

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):
SCSN - Southeastern Campus Sustainability Network
Georgia Climate Project
UNRCE Greater Atlanta

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):
Gulf-South Summit 2020
Georgia Climate Conference 2019
AASHE 2019

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):
Research Paper Title: Does Quantification of Ecosystem Services Depend Upon Scale (Resolution and Extent)? A Case Study Using the InVEST Nutrient Delivery Ratio Model in Georgia, United States
Author: Dr. Puneet Dwivedi
Description: Modeling ecosystem services (ESs) intrinsically involves the use of spatial and temporal data. Correct estimates of ecosystem services are inherently dependent upon the scale (resolution and extent) of the input spatial data. Sensitivity of modeling platforms typically used for quantifying ESs to simultaneous changes in the resolution and extent of spatial data is not particularly clear at present. Significance (at 5% level) of spatial variables on the model outputs demonstrated the influence of scale when modeling nutrient runoff and its importance for better policy prescriptions.

Sustainability Resource Center: MDPI-Environments (ISSN 2076-3298) is an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal of environmental sciences published monthly online by MDPI. The Society for Urban Ecology is affiliated with MDPI-Environments

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):
Dr. Marshall Shepherd and Dr. Patricia Yager, Georgia Climate Project - Leadership Team

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:
Through participation in the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN) and the Southeastern Campus Sustainability Network (SCSN), UGA's Office of Sustainability engages in informal mentoring with peer institutions. Peer institutions in Georgia (and sometimes in the Southeast) often reach out for advice, looking to UGA as an example for their institution's sustainability initiatives.

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:
UGA faculty, staff, and students are always participating in sustainability efforts that the Office of Sustainability may not be privy to. It is very likely that some faculty, staff, or students not directly connected to the Office of Sustainability have been involved in sustainability peer reviewing in the previous year, however we are not specifically aware of such activities.

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
The Georgia Climate Project is building a network of experts across the state to advance four strategic priorities: Science, Stronger Conversations, Solutions, Stronger Network. Georgia can emerge as a clear leader on climate change with a track record of rigorous analysis and constructive engagement among diverse groups leading to practical, science-based solutions that reduce risks and maximize opportunities associated with a changing climate.

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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