Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.34
Liaison Elizabeth MacKenzie
Submission Date July 24, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Iowa
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sara Maples
Interim Director
The UI Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Sustainability Purchasing Leadership Council
https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org/

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
http://www.aashe.org/

Net Impact
https://www.netimpact.org/

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability
http://umacs.org/

Iowa Recycling Association
http://www.iowarecycles.org/

Johnson County Sustainability Group
http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_sustainabilty.aspx?id=18906

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities
https://iisc.uiowa.edu/

Big Ten Conference Sustainability Group (Big 10 & Friends Conferences)

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
Students, Faculty, and Staff have presented at several conferences in during the reporting period, including the 2016 AASHE Conference and 2015 UMACS Conference, and the Big 10 & Friends Conference.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Elizabeth Mackenzie serves on the Board of the Iowa Recycling Association
http://www.iowarecycles.org/board-members/

Multiple faculty members serve on Board of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities
https://iisc.uiowa.edu/advisory-board?field_ref_person_groups_target_id=109

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
Facilitated by UMACS, the Office of Sustainability at the University of Iowa has partnered with several smaller universities to share information about the development of their sustainability program. Meetings and lines of communication exist with Central College, Mt. Mercy, and Kirkwood.

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
UMACS - The University of Iowa meets with other regional colleges annually to present best practices, share resources, and engage students and faculty in an ongoing mission to improve sustainability outcomes.

Big 10 - As a conference, the Big 10 & Friends initiatives regularly engages with all universities in the conference to improve efforts around sustainability. For example, the 2015 Big Ten & Friends Mechanical & Energy Conference brought together facility owners, operators, engineers and professionals in higher education and business partners to network, listen to, and take back information to continually improve the sustainability and efficiency of campus and university infrastructure.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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