Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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:

The University of Maryland is a part of the Metro DC Sustainability Consortium. In addition to meetings that record sustainability efforts, a listserv (metro-dc-sustainability@googlegroups.com) has been created so the participating institutions can share their initiatives. The members of the consortium are:
University of Maryland
American University
Johns Hopkins University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
University of the District of Columbia
Gallaudet University
George Mason University
Virginia Tech - DC Campus
Marymount University

The University of Maryland also participates in a statewide Campus Climate Action Network. Staff from the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Facilities Management attend regular meetings where they give presentations, share guides and resources that might be of interest, and participate in group discussions.

Staff from the Office of Sustainability are working with researchers from Ohio State University to develop a model Sustainability Literacy Assessment that can be shared with other campuses and adopted for their use.

The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
The American College and University President’s Climate Commitment
The University System of Maryland (USM)
Maryland Green Registry
U.S. Green Building Council
Metro DC Sustainability Consortium
DC Climate and Urban Systems Partnership
Maryland Campus Climate Action Network

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

Maryland is willing to answer questions and provide information about its own sustainability initiatives to help other institutions.

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

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