Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.24
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Louisville
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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):

United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network
U.S. Green Building Council
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Climate Leadership Network (formerly ACUPCC)
Universities Council of Water Resources


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 (KSEC)
Kentucky Green Schools Coalition (established January 2016)
Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow
Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium
Louisville Sustainability Council
Partnership for a Green City


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:
· Justin Mog & Ellen Trahan – “Green Gurus Unite! Discussing the Promise and Perils of Becoming Your School’s Moral Compass” (Networking Meeting)
· Henrietta Ransdell & Erin Kurtz – Grassroots: Connecting Diverse Louisville Communities Through Sustainable Initiatives (30-Minute Session)
· Ellen Trahan & Carolyn Gahn (University of Kentucky) - Local Food Sourcing in Kentucky: A Case Study in Higher Ed Collaboration (Poster)

AASHE 2017:

1. Justin Mog & Ellen Trahan (30-min session): High Priests of Sustainability?! The Promise and Perils of Becoming Your School’s Moral Compass
2. Riley Kneale (Poster): Examining the Efficacy of an Award-Winning Bicycle-Earning Program in Altering Student and Staff Transportation Modes

AASHE 2016:

1. Melissa Michael & Justin Mog - Sticky Sustainability: Tapping Untapped Resources on Campus #ULMapleMadness (Poster)
2. Angie Carlson & Brian Barnes - Green Meets Brown: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Community Composting (Case Study)

AASHE 2015:

1. Justin Mog – Sustainability Tours: Using Campus as a Teaching Tool (Case Study)
2. Laura Krauser & Justin Mog – Nurturing a Sharing Economy on Campus (Case Study)
3. Benjamin Leamon & Kelsey Voit – Prolonged Engagement: Growing a Culture of Sustainability within a Student Body (Case Study)
4. Benjamin Leamon & Chad Frederick – Weaving Sustainability into Curricula across Disciplines: Challenges and Successes from the Green Threads Faculty Workshop (Case Study)
5. Chad Frederick – 'Sustainability doesn't mean everything to everybody.' A foundational vocabulary for courses in urban sustainability (Case Study)
6. Angie Carlson & Brian Barnes - Growing Community: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Blackacre Nature Preserve (Poster)


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? :
No

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
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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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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:

UofL participates in the Southeast Campus Sustainability Coordinators Network, which facilitates collaboration and the sharing of best practices across the following schools in the U.S. southeast:
Agnes Scott College
Auburn University
Appalachian State University
Christopher Newport University
Coastal Carolina University
College of William & Mary
Davidson College
Duke University
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
Elon University
Emory University
Florida State University
Furman University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Georgia Southern University
Kennesaw State University
Louisiana State University
Middle Georgia State University
Mississippi State University
North Carolina State University
Tulane University
University of Alabama - Birmingham
University of Arkansas
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisville
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina - Asheville
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
University of North Carolina - Greensboro
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Western Carolina University
Winthrop University

UofL regularly shares ideas, learns from, and organizes for sustainability with other institutions of higher education throughout the region. Examples have included:
- UofL hosted a campus sustainability tour during the May 9, 2017 Kentucky School Energy Summit organized by the Kentucky School Board Association.
- UofL's Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives, Dr. Justin Mog, traveled to Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI) to consult about launching sustainability initiatives and to speak as part of the William Issa Endowment Speaker Series: "Embracing the Challenge of Sustainability: Transforming Campuses, Reshaping Minds & Investing in our Common Future" (April 6-7, 2016).
- 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.


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