Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.11
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2011
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University of Louisville
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Daniel Hall
[former] Vice President for Community Engagement
Office of Community Engagement
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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:

UofL staff, faculty and students recently collaborated to share sustainability experiences through the following presentations:

1. Bluegrass Bioneers Conference (October 2009 & 2010):
UofL hosts this annual regional gathering as a satellite event associated with the national conference Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature.
In 2009, UofL's Sustainability Council organized an environmental justice tour of Louisville and a Panel Discussion on University Sustainability: Examples and Conversation about Innovative Strides at UofL.
In 2010, the Council organized a presentation and strategizing session about UofL's recently completed Climate Action Plan.

2. On October 22, 2010 UofL hosted the second Kentucky Campus Sustainability Leaders Workshop. UofL organized the workshop and presented on it's sustainability initiatives to
representatives from: Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Transylvania University, Murray State University, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, and Jefferson Community and Technical College

3. AASHE 2010 Conference (October 10-12, 2010):
Two UofL staff and two UofL students co-presented the Panel: Growing GRASS and other sustainability initiatives at University of Louisville.

4. Ideal City Conference 2010 (July 22-25):
UofL's Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods and School of Urban and Public Affairs hosted the fourth annual conference addressing what makes a city ideal and how we can all improve our urban environments. The conference featured several presentations by UofL faculty and students.

5. 2010 Kentucky Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference (April 16-18):
"UofL: Shrinking the Foodshed" was a collaborative presentation by:
Justin Mog - Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives (UofL)
Mitchell Payne - Associate Vice President for Business Affairs (UofL)
Katie Conte - Health Education Specialist, Campus Health Services (UofL)
Brian Barnes – UofL Philosophy Lecturer and Vermiculturist for Breaking New Grounds
Mason Roberts - Executive Director, Louisville Grows
Teddie Phillipson-Mower - Director, Center for Environmental Education (UofL)

6. UofL's Center for Environmental Education is involved with all of the other 8 public universities through a network called KUPEE (Kentucky University Partners for Environmental Education). The Center also partners each year with the KY School Garden Network, Sierra Club and Spalding University to produce the Healthy Foods/Local Farms Conference to Louisville (which it hosted in 2009). UofL, King's College of the UK, University of Hawaii, RMIT University - UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre (Australia), and Simon Frasier University in Vancouver, BC will participate in an Invited Symposium at the National Association of Research in Science Education 2011 Conference. UofL's Center and the University of Kentucky's Tracey Farmer Institute for Environment and Sustainability submitted a pre-proposal intent to NSF for funding of Kentucky GROing STEMS (Gardening Revolution Options through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for Sustainability). Finally, in partnership with the University of Kentucky Tracey Farmer Institute, the CPE Teacher Quality Grant-funded Science and Literacy for Middle School Teachers Project incorporates sustainability and environmental education into each content topic chosen by the teachers.

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

1. Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
2. Partnership for A Green City (Louisville)
3. Kentucky College & University Sustainability Leadership Workshop (hosted Oct. 22, 2010 gathering)
4. Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF), which serves as the Secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration.
5. American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment
6. Workers' Rights Consortium
7. Task Force on the Master Plan for Environmental Education in Kentucky (recommendations for the next five years to the legislature and stakeholders in the state)
8. Task Force on a plan for Environmental Education for the Kentucky Dept. of Education in preparation for No Child Left Inside federal funding
9. National Association for Biology Teachers Task Force for NRC framework for new science standards offering support for interdisciplinary, ecological, environmental, action oriented content laden orientation.

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

1. UofL participates in regular gatherings of Kentucky's university sustainability coordinators and hosted the June 4, 2010 meeting, including a UofL sustainability tour for other campus sustainability coordinators.

2. In June 2010, UofL's assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives, Justin Mog, spoke at Transylvania University’s first faculty workshop on sustainability across the curriculum.

3. UofL's Center for Environmental Education and the University of Kentucky's Tracey Farmer Institute are collaborating on the initial design for international climate change education which will involve Kentucky K-12 students and educators (both formal and informal) and students and educators in areas undergoing concrete climate change difficulties (Nepal, India, Arctic Circle Regions, Peru, etc.). University experts from Nepal and India are on board for initial discussions.

4. The National Association for Biology Teachers and the UofL Center for Environmental Education are in discussion about possibilities for connecting their interest in developing curriculum and opportunities for student travel to Peru with a focus on ecology.

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