Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.45
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Louisville
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

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

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

ACC Sports Sustainability Team
Southeast Campus Sustainability Coordinators Network
Louisville Sustainability Council
Partnership for a Green City (Louisville, KY)
Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition (KSEC)
Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow (Kentucky)
Kentucky College & University Campus Sustainability Leaders

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

1. 2021 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education:
UofL Sustainability Coordinator, Dr. Justin Mog co-presented with two colleagues from other schools, Wendy Olmstead (CSU-Stanislaus) and Roxane Beigel-Coryell (CSU-Channel Islands) on: Sustainability “Offices of One” Solutions Circle.
2. 2021 Southeast Sustainability Network Directors' Summit:
UofL Sustainability Coordinator, Dr. Justin Mog, presented a hands-on workshop about podcasting and community radio programming as a means to engage audiences in campus sustainability. https://www.uky.edu/sustainability/sesn2021

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

AASHE Resource Hub:

1. Protect the Roots: Promoting Sustainability with Policy and Planning that Prioritizes Campus Trees (University of Kentucky & University of Louisville)

2. Academic Programs: Sustainability (BA)

3. Academic Programs: Environmental Engineering Certificate

4. Academic Programs: Social Change Minor

5. University Stormwater Management within Urban Environmental Regulatory Regimes: Barriers to Progressivity or Opportunities to Innovate?
Co-authored with Monash University, The Nature Conservancy, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, San Diego, University of Louisville, Virginia Tech

6. An Examination of Higher Education Institutional Level Learning Outcomes

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

1. UofL Urban & Public Affairs professor and Chair of the UofL Sustainability Council, David Simpson, served on the AASHE Advisory Council through 2021.
2. UofL's Sustainability Coordinator, Dr. Justin Mog, served on the Charter Development Committee of the ACC Sports Sustainability Team during 2020-21. https://louisville.edu/sustainability/acc-sports-sustainabiltiy-team-charter/at_download/file

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

In 2021, the Hanover College (Indiana) Environmental Stewardship Committee reached out to UofL for help in establishing and developing a sustainability program. Their first point of contact was Dr. Brian Barnes, a Hanover alumnus and UofL professor of Philosophy, EcoReps Program Director, and manager of UofL's Community Composting Project. Dr. Barnes visited Hanover's campus is fall 2021 to establish the mentoring relationship and begin consultation. In February 2022, both Dr. Barnes and UofL's Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives, Dr. Justin Mog, returned to Hanover to continue consultation with Hanover students and members of the committee. Dr. Mog also delivered a public lecture on the power and impact of campus sustainability initiatives. The mentoring relationship will continue throughout 2022. Funding for these campus visits came from Hanover's Alumni Association. Hanover College contact: Eric Dodge, Chair of Environmental Stewardship Committee, Professor of Economics, dodge@hanover.edu

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

- UofL actively participates in the Southeast Campus Sustainability Coordinators Network, which facilitates collaboration and the sharing of best practices across schools in the U.S. southeast.
- In 2021, UofL co-organized and co-hosted the 2021 Southeast Sustainability Network Directors' Summit with colleagues at the University of Kentucky and Berea College.
- Each summer, UofL helps organize and participates in a Kentucky Campus Sustainability Summit to exchange ideas and inspiration across campuses.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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