Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.47
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Maryland, College Park
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mark Stewart
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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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):

1) Association for the Advancement of Sustainability (AASHE); 2) The Carbon Commitment (formerly the American College and University President's Climate Commitment); 3) U.S. Green Building Council


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):

1) Big Ten and Friends Sustainability Group; 2) Metro DC Sustainability Consortium; 3) University System of Maryland Sustainability Summit.


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):

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, College Park, Maryland, March 2017: 1) Cultivating your Social Sustainability Community; 2) Implementing and Residence Hall Composting Program; 3) Measuring the Environmental Benefit of Adaptive Reuse; 4) Transforming Campus Food Service with Anytime Dining; 5) Stakeholder Engagement: The Key to Successful Programs in Critical Environments; 6) Evolving to Net Zero; 7) Community Perspectives: UMD's Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability

Third Annual Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza, Washington DC, February 2017: Participated in University Solutions Panel in which panelists, including sustainability directors and facility managers, highlighted energy and sustainability solutions at universities across the DC region

Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, Baltimore, October 2016: Participated in four presentations or panels. Two were focused on climate action planning, one was focused on carbon offsets, and one was focused on student outreach teams.


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? :
Yes

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

One Office of Sustainability member is Chair of Second Nature's committee on Carbon Neutral District Energy.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

The University of Maryland regularly advises the University of Maryland in Baltimore County (UMBC) on climate action planning activities.


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:

The University of Maryland collaborated with the University System of Maryland to organize a sustainability conference for colleges and universities located in Maryland, Washington DC, and northern Virginia, however, the conference was postponed to a later date.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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