Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Monica Rowand
Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Offices of Sustainability and Community Service partner with Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) to measure and reduce litter in and around campus and throughout the state. Together we have received a Trash Free Waters grant from the EPA and are working to build a higher education consortium under KLB, replicating the successes of litter and pollution reduction that we have done on our campus. We are intentionally seeking out HCBU's to participate.

Our Director of Sustainability also serves on the board of KLB. In addition to specific grant work, our ongoing partnership with KLB includes material support in the form of volunteer hours, clean up events, participation with programming and strategic planning.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Campus Cupboard & Food Recovery with Second Harvest

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

In 2018, the University established a campus food pantry in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. The UL Lafayette Campus Cupboard is a resource for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff who require short-term assistance meeting their food needs. The pantry provides free, nonperishable items to meet students' temporary food needs. Second Harvest helps out by supplying goods for the pantry.

We also partner with Second Harvest on food recovery from major events and the dining hall. This partnership helps us to reduce food waste while also feeding our community. What started as a one-off work with events turned into weekly and now almost daily pick ups of food to be recovered from the dining hall.

https://studentaffairs.louisiana.edu/services/campus-cupboard


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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I am trying to mark "no" under financial and material support for our second partnership (2nd Harvest) but it won't let me submit as complete with that choice selected.

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