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Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

UIC's Climate Action plan along with several reports by sustainability committees are available online to share with other institutions. Staff from the Office of Sustainability have made presentations at campus sustainability conferences such as the Illinois Sustainable Campuses Conference (2008, 2010), Greening of the Campus (Ball State), and at the AASHE conference (2010).

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Green Universities and Colleges Subcommittee of the Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council, AASHE, Illinois Student Environmental Coalition, Workers Rights Consortium, Fair Labor Association, Energy Action Coalition, the Chicago area campus sustainability coordinators group (organized through the NWF), the Big 10 Environmental Stewardship group.

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

As part of the University of Illinois system, UIC collaborates with its other two sister campuses: Urbana-Champaign and Springfield on a regular basis to promote sustainability. In particular, Urbana's Office of Sustainability and UIC's Office of Sustainability collaborate frequently to share each other's sustainability experiences. Students and student groups from all three campuses also collaborate to better promote sustainability at the University of Illinois system. On the state level, UIC collaborates with all the universities and colleges across Illinois. Regionally the Chicago area Campus sustainability coordinators group meets quarterly to share best practices and coordinate projects. The Big 10 Environmental Stewardship group meets twice a year to share best practices at large public research universities in the midwest. The Associate Chancellor for Sustainability sits on the Green Universities and Colleges Subcommittee of the Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council and is a AASHE STARS Technical Liaison. On a national level, UIC is a member of AASHE and ACUPCC.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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