|Submission Date||April 3, 2020|
University of Massachusetts Medical School
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|3.00 / 3.00||
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
AASHE, Second Nature, USGBC
Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
MA DOER Leading by Example committee (MA state government agencies), University of Massachusetts Sustainability Council
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
During the past year the sustainability office presented "Managing a diverse and comprehensive recycling program at UMass Medical School" at the RecyclingWorks WasteWise Forum on 11/20/18. Additionally, UMass Medical School's Sustainability Manager was a panelist at the New England Bio Labs Labconscious Go Green Seminar on 12/6/2018
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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? :
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Suzanne Wood, Program Manager for Sustainability & Auxiliary Services, has been serving on the AASHE Advisory Committee (AC) since January, 2019.
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?:
A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
The University of Massachusetts Sustainability Council consists 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 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?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
Through the University of Massachusetts Sustainability Council, campuses regularly conduct peer reviews on data reports which are required for annual reporting to the Board of Trustees under the Sustainability Policy - these metrics align with STARS reporting.
Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
University of Massachusetts Sustainability Council hosts annual retreats to conduct strategic planning of system wide collaborative efforts.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: