Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
Physical Plant
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Art Sustainability Activism (ASA)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
ASA at UMass is a collaborative partnership with the UMass School of Earth & Sustainability, the Fine Arts Center, and MFA for Poets & Writers. Together, we are working to create deliberate opportunities to connect artists, scientists, and changemakers. ASA hosts an annual transdisciplinary series where we reckon with climate change -- elevating awareness, recognizing climate grief, and catalyzing meaningful change-- and illuminate ecological crises through the lens of science and art. Each series includes a performer, an author, and a science talk, followed by a culminating panel discussion that engages them together. Past series have brought to campus the legendary composer Phillip Glass, author Amitav Ghosh, performer Miwa Matreyek, and Small Island Big Song, to name a few.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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