Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

The sustainability staff at the University of Illinois engage with the surrounding communities' sustainability staff. The Sustainability Practitioners meet about quarterly to discuss challenges and best practices.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

The Urbana-Champaign Energy Star Challenge is a collaboration of many partners to encourage local businesses and organizations to reduce energy consumption. Partners in this effort include the cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois, the Champaign County Regional Planning commission, and more.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

The Campus Bike Center — a collaboration between the University of Illinois and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign — is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge about how to repair and maintain bicycles and encouraging mode-shift away from single-occupancy vehicles. Since opening in 2010, through a grant from the Student Sustainability Committee, the Campus Bike Center continues its mission of teaching bicycle maintenance, providing access to affordable equipment, and supporting overall
safety education. This educational center offers hands-on experiential learning that students can’t get in a classroom. By empowering people with the ability to fix a bicycle and providing a connection between the campus and the community, the Bike Center promotes bicycling, collaboration, and community spirit. http://icap.sustainability.illinois.edu/project/campus-bike-center


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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