Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.17
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date July 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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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):

AASHE and Second Nature

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):

The Baltimore Collegetown Network brings 14 area colleges and universities together with government, business and community leaders to develop and market Baltimore as a vibrant place to live and learn. Part of this network includes the Baltimore Colleges and Universities for a Sustainable Environment (B’CaUSE) is a group of sustainability directors, facilities staff, educators and other campus representatives who care about environmental initiatives. The mission of B’CaUSE is to foster collaboration, share ideas and best practices, and facilitate joint projects to advance campus and regional sustainability goals.


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):

Kmetz RM. "Process & Progress - Reporting Across the Climate Leadership Network." Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, April 2022, Virtual.

Kmetz RM. "Sustainability & Facilities 101 Maximizing Collaboration." Campus as a Lab - Community of Practice, Jan. 2022, Webinar.

Kmetz RM. "Sustainability & Facilities 101 Maximizing Collaboration." GCHSE 2021 Conference, Oct. 2021, Virtual.

Kmetz RM. "Reinforcing Resilience: Going beyond traditional hazard assessments to bolster adaptive capacity." Second Nature's 2021 Climate Action Pursuit, June 2021, Virtual.

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):

The UMBC Office of Sustainability published an article focused on GIS and Sustainability Engagement in Higher Education that was Published in the Journal of Sustainability Education http://www.susted.com/wordpress/content/gis-and-sustainability-engagement-in-higher-education_2022_02/

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):

Yvette Mozie-Ross, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management serves on the governing board for the Baltimore Collegetown Network.

Ryan Kmetz, Dir. Sustainability serves on the AASHE Advisory Committee, STARS advisory, and the Second Nature Climate Resilience Working Group's Advisory Panel.

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:

UMBC's Director of Sustainability serves as an AASHE Mentor with the University of Delaware.

UMBC's office of sustainability and grounds shop provides on-going mentorship to the Community of College of Baltimore County related to waste reduction, minimization, and diversion programs.

UMBC's office of sustainability also collaborates and helps to mentor the sustainability stakeholders at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.

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 :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.