|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
University of Louisville
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
|2.00 / 2.00||
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
UofL has been a leader in community sustainability partnerships, formally joining forces back in 2004 with Louisville Metro government and Jefferson County Public Schools to establish the Partnership for a Green City (http://www.partnershipforagreencity.org/). In 2011, the Partnership expanded to include Jefferson Community & Technical College. The partnership’s goals are to foster conservation, pollution prevention and restoration of ecosystems with both public policy and personal behavior, promote a common agenda for Louisville as a green city, preserve and enhance the quality of life for our citizens and future generations, and widen recognition of the importance of good stewardship of the community’s natural resources.
UofL maintains additional partnerships with local and statewide entities to promote sustainability through a variety of campus units, offices, and centers. For instance, UofL's Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) works in partnership on the following collaborations:
Bluegrass Partnership for a Green Community
Representatives from Kentucky government, public school districts and Kentucky colleges and universities
KPPC worked in coordination with the Partnership to “green” the Alltech FEI World Equestrian games in September 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
KEEPS – Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools
KPPC helps manage KEEPS with the National Energy Education Development Project – Kentucky Chapter, Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools, the Kentucky School Boards Association, and the Kentucky School Plant Management Association.
Kentucky Energy Efficiency Workgroup
KPPC participates in the workgroup along with 20 organizations from across Kentucky.
KY EXCEL – Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership
KPPC collaborates with the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance.
KRIG – Kentucky Recycling Interest Group
KPPC works with more than 100 citizens, city and county representatives, government agencies, universities and manufacturing and recycling companies in the KRIG.
KREC – Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium
KPPC helps manage KREC with help from the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence, University of Kentucky Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, and 63 other organizations from across Kentucky.
KY SEN – Kentucky Save Energy Now
KPPC participates in KY SEN along with Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Duke Energy, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, E.ON U.S., Fellon-McCord & Associates, Kentucky Solar Partnership, Sierra Club – Cumberland Chapter, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
KPPC’s Executive Director, Cam Metcalf, also serves as: an appointed Board member of the Center for Renewable Energy Research and Enviromental Stewardship (CRERES) by Governor Beshear; an appointed member of the Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council (KCAPC) Agriculture, Forestry, & Waste Technical Work Group; and an appointed member of the Drought Mitigation and Response Advisory Council by Governor Beshear.
Further details are available at:
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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