Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Andrew Muir
Communications Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
College Park City-University Partnership

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

This partnership aims to make College Park a top 20 college town by 2020. The University of Maryland and the City of College Park both provide the funding. The Sustainability Committee of the partnership aims to achieve the following vision:
The University District will protect and conserve our natural resources, increase the use of clean, renewable energy sources, reduce greenhouse gases, provide green spaces and build sustainably.

http://collegeparkpartnership.org/sustainability-committee/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS)

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The mission of the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability is to build more sustainable communities throughout the state of Maryland. The program is designed to provide low-cost assistance to local governments while creating valuable real-world problem solving experiences for University of Maryland graduate and undergraduate students.

This experiential-learning program allows UMD to use its abundance of knowledgeable and energetic students and faculty to promote sustainability while contributing to or initiating sustainable community efforts. Staff from the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability match community needs with existing university courses to develop and implement new sustainability efforts across the state.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Office of Community Engagement

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Office of Community Engagement connects the University of Maryland and the surrounding neighbors by creating mutually collaborative educational, business, government, and community partnerships.

https://oce.umd.edu/


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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