Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date March 13, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Miami
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Collegiate Sports Sustainability Network

Healthier Hospital Initiative with Practice Green Health

Better Building Alliance

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):

- Education Alliance for Sustainable Florida (http://sustainableflorida.org/educational-alliance/): this organization was the first to link sustainability campus efforts on public and private higher education institutions across Florida.

- USGBC Florida

-Food Recovery Network Miami

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Spring 2018

"How Local Government is Shaping Climate Resiliency in SE Florida"
The panel featured municipality officials and legal professionals discussing the power of local governments in the face of climate change threats.

"Sea Level Rise: What’s Coming and What We Can Do About it"
In his lab at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School, Ben Kirtman is using one of the world’s largest supercomputers to more accurately predict the risk of severe flooding—in the upcoming weeks and decades. In this global broadcast ’Cane Talk, Professor Kirtman describes what his research means for cities across the globe.

"2018 Empowering Capable Climate Communicators symposium"
The Workshop will focus on climate science and why climate change disruptions are so serious, and on solutions around policy, renewable energy, education, and outreach.

Fall 2018
"EU Climate Diplomacy Day"
Panel Discussion Climate Action with the participation of Miami Dade County Resiliency and Sustainability Officer and European General Consuls.

"Locally Grown: Food Advocacy and Sustainability in South Florida"
Panel discussion with- Michelle Benesch - Slow Food Miami ; Art Friedrich - Urban Oasis Project; - Allyce Perrit Gentil - Wellness in the Schools ; - Asha Loring - Health in the Hood
- Taryn Dennie - Food Recovery Network UM;

"Green Athletics Conference at the U - 2nd Edition"
with Jeff King / Vice President, Facilities - Miami Marlins; and Dave Newport
Director, Environmental Center - University of Colorado Boulder

We want to learn from the professional world on how to make collegiate sports socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. From energy/water conservation, fans engagement, waste diversion or eco-friendly apparels, sustainability is a win-win for collegiate sports stakeholders.

"Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit"
As part of the Compact’s commitment to collaboration, the 10th Annual Climate Leadership Summit was hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The two-day event attracted leaders from business, government, academia, and nonprofits to exchange ideas and work toward innovative solutions. The University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) had the opportunity to participate in this discussion and promote their expertise on sea level rise and the risks associated to coastal areas. With research focused directly on understanding global and regional climate change, and by using the Surge Structure Atmosphere Interaction Facility (SUSTAIN), the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, through CIMAS, is an important contributor to regional-scale climate action. UM is proud to lead the way in climate research and will continue to partner with industry-leaders to ensure progress toward South Florida’s prosperity.

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):

University of Miami received the Tree Campus USA in 2018 for the 4th year in a row from the Arbor Day Foundation

University of Miami to Receive Recycling Bins through Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Grant Program

Latest Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Cycle Awards 3,250 Recycling Bins through 2017 Bringing Total Recycling Bins Donated to 1 Million.

UM received 20 bins that will be deployed for outdoor events when additional recycling containers are needed. The model is specially designed for events where most of the recyclables are cans and bottles, they come with a restrictive opening that will help us control recycling contamination.

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):

Coral Gable Sustainability Advisory Board (https://www.coralgables.com/sab)
Permanent board member: UM sustainability manager

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:

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:

UM sustainability manager was invited to be part of working group from the Listening Post and the Ivy Plus Sustainability Consortium to prepare recommendations on different sustainability related topics to Executive Vice Presidents across american higher education institutions.

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:

Feasibility study of a shared composting program with other local higher education institutions.

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

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