Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ruairi O'Mahony
Associate Director- Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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):

AASHE, Second Nature, USGBC, Post-Landfill Action Network


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):

Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, UMass Sustainability Council


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):

Sustainability Program Coordinator, Tyler Arrigo, presented on UMass Lowell's Mattress Recycling Program at RecyclingWorks College & University Forum in October 2015.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Office of Sustainability submitted a case study on the Lowell Canal Bridges TIGER project to the AASHE Campus Sustainability Hub in June 2016.


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):

Ruairi O'Mahony - AASHE STARS Transportation Technical Advisor
Tyler Arrigo - AAASHE STARS Waste Technical Advisor


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 Massachusetts Sustainability Council is a group consisting of sustainability staff from each of the UMass campuses with oversight from the UMass President's Office. As part of this group, each of the campuses offers resources and expertise to the other which supports sustainability reporting and the overall development of each campus' sustainability program.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

The participants in the UMass Sustainability Council regularly review data such as GHG emissions inventories from each campus. The group also collaborates on areas of shared or pooled resources e.g. UMass Foundation Investments to achieve the optimal sustainability benefit for the entire system.


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 UMass Sustainability Council hosts an annual retreat to discuss collaborative efforts. In 2016 the retreat was held on the UMass campus.


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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