Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
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):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
US Composting Council
National Association for Environmental Education


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):

Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition
Coalition for a Smoke Free Tomorrow


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):

2018 AASHE Conference:
Helen Turner and Bob Sandmeyer - University Workshops Cultivating a Culture of Sustainability on Campus and Beyond


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):

Carmen Agouridis - board of directors for Green Forests Work which is a non-profit whose mission is to re-establish healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia and beyond. See https://www.greenforestswork.org/. I also serve on the board of directors for KAEE (Kentucky Association for Environmental Education) whose mission is to accelerate environmental literacy and civic engagement in Kentucky through the power of environmental education. See https://www.kaee.org/.

Krista Jacobsen - Treasurer, Sustainable Agriculture Education Association. This is the national organization committed to the teaching and learning of sustainable agriculture

Lee Meyer - USDA’s SARE program and on the board of the Community Farm Alliance

Kelly Pennell - I am currently serving as the Guest Editor for a Special Issue in a peer-reviewed Journal (Reviews on Environmental Health) that focuses on collaborations between US and central and Eastern European countries on topics related to Environmental contamination consequences of pollution, including, biomedical, population health, socioeconomic factors, and ecological impacts.


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:

The University of Kentucky leads an informal network of KY Colleges and Universities for the purpose of sharing and supporting sustainability initiatives.


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:

We participate in the SE Sustainability director's network through monthly calls and annual summit. We provide information and support to other institutions through the GreenSchools LSV. We are co-presenting at AASHE 2019 with two other KY Universities.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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