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Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2016
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University of Louisville
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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 regularly collaborate to share sustainability experiences through the following presentations:

1. AASHE Conferences:
Since 2008, UofL has sent representatives to share ideas and resources at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The last three AASHE conferences saw particularly active participation from UofL:

AASHE 2015 UofL Presentations (Oct. 25-28, Minneapolis):
1. Justin Mog – Sustainability Tours: Using Campus as a Teaching Tool (Case Study - Tue, 10/27, 8:30-9:00 AM)
2. Laura Krauser & Justin Mog – Nurturing a Sharing Economy on Campus (Case Study - Mon, 10/26 9:10-9:40 AM)
3. Benjamin Leamon & Kelsey Voit – Prolonged Engagement: Growing a Culture of Sustainability within a Student Body (Case Study – Mon, 10/26)
4. Benjamin Leamon & Chad Frederick – Weaving Sustainability into Curricula across Disciplines: Challenges and Successes from the Green Threads Faculty Workshop (Case Study – Mon, 10/26 11:20-11:50am)
5. Chad Frederick – 'Sustainability doesn't mean everything to everybody.' A foundational vocabulary for courses in urban sustainability (Case Study – Mon, 10/26 9:10-9:40am)
6. Angie Carlson & Brian Barnes - Growing Community: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Blackacre Nature Preserve (Poster - Mon 10/26 2:30-4:00)

AASHE 2014 UofL Presentations:
1. Chad Frederick - Pedagogic elements for student interest in an introductory course (Case Study - Mon 10/27 9:00-9:30am)
2. Laura Krauser & Justin Mog - Our Story of Stuff: Sharing “waste” with a campus Free Store (Case Study - Mon 10/27 2:00–2:30pm)
3. Justin Mog- Earn-A-Bike Program (AASHE Award Winner Presentation - Tue 10/28, 8:00-8:20am)
4. Justin Mog & Christian Ryan (Western Kentucky University) - The Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium (Briefing - Tue 10/28 1:40–2:00pm)
5. Russ Barnett- Institutional Behavior Change and Sustainability (Case Study - Mon 10/27 2:30–3:00pm)

AASHE 2013 UofL Presentations (Oct. 6-9, Nashville):
1. Justin Mog – Trading Parking Permits for Bicycles: The Earn-A-Bike Program as Part of an Integrated Sustainable Commuting Package (Case Study). Tues Oct. 8 8:30-9am
2. Laura Krauser & Andrew Hockenberry – Park(ing) Day! (Student Briefing). Mon Oct. 7 11:20-11:40am
3. Aaron Boggs - Panel: From the Ground Up: Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes (organized by Judy Walton & Mary Widhelm, but Aaron could not attend) Mon Oct. 7 8-9am
4. Brian Barnes & Angie Carlson – University Composting for Critical Thinking (Poster)
5. Katrina Marie Neubauer & Ime Okpokho – Nutrition Navigators: Peer Education for Sustainable Food Choices (Poster)
6. Jonathan Thomas – A Closed Loop Waste to Fuel Campus Initiative (Poster)
7. Christopher Sims & Shelly Biesel - Gardening with Neighbors: Community Gardening and Food Security in West Louisville (Student Briefing) Tues. Oct. 8, 8-8:20am
8. Tony Arnold – Sustainability Scholars Roundtable: Stimulating Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research (Briefing)
9. Chad Paul Frederick (PhD Student, Urban and Public Affairs) – 1. That’s not how WE do it!: Fostering a Disposition Towards Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving in Undergraduate Sustainability Courses (Poster with Nathan Ralph, Arizona State); 2. You Can’t Measure That!: Measuring Affective Learning Outcomes in an Undergraduate Urban Sustainability Course (Student Briefing with Nathan Ralph, Arizona State); and 3. Panel: So, You Think That's a Sustainability Course?!? (Workshop convened by Beth Lloyd-Pool, PSU, plus Alfred State, UW-Madison)
10. Justin Mog & Chris Sims – Transforming Campus Life through Successful Transportation Alternatives (Case Study). Tues. Oct. 8 11:30am-Noon
11. Dave Simpson – STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment (organized by Jillian Buckholz). Sun Oct. 6 8:30am-noon
12. Keith Sharp & Russ Barnett - Education, research and community engagement in renewable energy at UofL (Poster)
13. Paul Salmon & Russ Barnett - Mindfulness and Sustainability (Poster)

2. Kentucky Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conferences (CCPS):
Each year the Sustainability Council sends UofL representatives to share ideas and resources with other regional campuses at CCPS, and in 2012, UofL even organized and hosted the conference (http://louisville.edu/sustainability/ccps-2012/ccps-2012.html). At the most recent CCPS (Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Western Kentucky University), UofL representatives were involved in the following presentations:
CCPS 2014 – UofL Presentations:
1. Preston Miles (Center), Shane Tedder (University of Ketucky), Charlie Clabaugh & Justin Mog– Reusable Take Out Containers in Campus Dining
2. Laura Krauser & Justin Mog - Our Story of Stuff: Sharing “waste” with a campus Free Store
3. Justin Mog, Terri Rutledge & Jeneen Wiche - Improving access to local foods through campus farmers’ markets
4. Justin Mog, Rolf Eisinger (Metro Louisville) & Chris Glasser (Bicycling For Louisville) – Connecting the Campus & Community with Bicycles
5. Justin Mog & Shane Tedder (University of Kentucky) – Free Bike Programs
6. Russ Barnett & Paul Salmon – Mindfulness and Sustainability: Encouraging Environmentally Sensitive Behavior Change
7. Justin Mog, Christian Ryan (Western Kentucky Univ.) & Jason Delambre (Midwest Clean Energy Enterprise) - Carbon inventories, Climate action planning, and the Kentucky College & University Climate Consortium
8. Russ Barnett, Pamela Dumm, Dr. Kathy Lowrey & Caroline Reisner (Jefferson Community & Technical College) – From Acorns to Oaks: Creating an Educational Pipeline in Sustainability
9. Greg Schetler – Green Grounds Management at UofL

3. Bluegrass Bioneers Conferences:
Since its inception in 2009, UofL has been a pivotal part of this annual regional gathering which is a satellite event associated with the national conference Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature. The gathering got its start at UofL and each year since, UofL has sent representatives to present, organized activities, and/or co-hosted the gathering on campus.
- In 2014, UofL co-hosted the most recent Bluegrass Bioneers (Oct. 24-26) on campus and offered two pre-conference activities (12-1pm EcoReps Lunch & Learn Workshop; and 4-5pm Garden Commons Workday, a hands-on service learning activity), along with the following formal events:
10/24/15 6:30pm LIVE PRESENTATION – Jeneen Wiche, Swallow Rail Farm & UofL Anthropology professor on Women in Sustainable Agriculture
10/24/15 7:00pm - UofL's FARM-To-TABLE DINNER
- In 2013, UofL's Sustainability Coordinator, Justin Mog, welcomed Bioneers attendees to his own home as a stop on the Urban Homesteading Bike Tour (10/26/13 8:30am-12pm) and hosted a hands-on workshop on bicycle repair and maintenance during the Reskilling Fair (10/26/13 1:30-3:30pm).
- In 2012, UofL hosted the entire event, cross-pollinating it with that year's Kentucky Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference (CCPS), which was also at UofL and shared some of the same keynote speakers.
- In 2011, UofL's Sustainability Council hosted a Campus Sustainability Walking Tour to share our achievements and challenges.
In 2010, the Council organized a presentation and strategizing session about UofL's recently completed Climate Action Plan.
In 2009, the Council organized an environmental justice tour of Louisville and a Panel Discussion on University Sustainability: Examples and Conversation about Innovative Strides at UofL.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international 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 Green Schools Coalition
4. Louisville Sustainability Council
5. Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium
6. Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, which serves as the Secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration.
7. Climate Leadership Network (formerly American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment)
8. Workers' Rights Consortium
9. U.S. Green Building Council
10. From 2010-2014, UofL was a dues-paying member of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), University Affiliate Program and the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD).

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

1. Four UofL staff & faculty organized a Zero Waste (Composting & Recycling) and Sustainable Grounds Management Tour of Belknap campus for 14 facilities management representatives from Western Kentucky University on Jan. 7th, 2016. Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1266472083379817.1073741846.526332914060408&type=3

2. Eight UofL staff, faculty, and students participated in ten different presentations at the 2014 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability conference, November 14-16 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

3. In 2014, UofL became a founding member of the new Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium to exchange ideas, best practices, and resources for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

4. UofL was a lead organizer of the Car-Free Kentucky Caravan networking journey to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2013 Conference (Oct. 6-9, 2013 in Nashville). Students, faculty and staff from three Kentucky schools bicycled 200 miles together from UofL to Nashville! Read the Blog: http://conference.aashe.org/2013/blog/adventures-car-free-kentucky-caravan-aashe-2013.

5. UofL was a lead organizer of the 2012 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference, the Interdisciplinary Sustainability Symposium: Cross-Pollinating for Resilience, and Bluegrass Bioneers (November 1-4, 2012).

6. UofL shares ideas and develops collaborative plans through the Kentucky Campus Sustainability Leaders Workshops & Retreats. UofL sends representatives to each workshop/retreat, dating back to October 22nd, 2010, when UofL hosted the second workshop in this on-going collaboration, with 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.

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

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