|Submission Date||Nov. 4, 2019|
University of Minnesota, Duluth
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|3.00 / 3.00||
Sustainability Activities Coordinator
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
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):
Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability
University of MN Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
AASHE 2018: Students presented a session during the student workshop and also a poster about the Student Sustainability Director position creation with Student Association at UMD.
UMACS 2019: Sustainability in Student Life: Helping Students Lead, Learn and Live Their Values, Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability, 2019, Jonna Korpi and Mindy Granley
Association of College Unions International 2019: Sustainability in Student Life: Helping Students Lead, Learn and Live Their Values, Jonna Korpi and Mindy Granley
University of Minnesota Safety, Environmental, and Sustainability Conference 2018: Presentation: Optimizing Waste System Infrastructure: A Collaborative Effort (Jonna Korpi, Sustainability Activities Director presented)
Our Climate Futures, Meeting the Challenge in Duluth, March 19-20, 2019 (Director Mindy Granley participated in the local carbon mitigation panel)
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):
ACUI 2019: Excellence in Innovations in Sustainability award submission (not awarded)
Minnesota Carbon Adaptation Partnership Award submission- for an organization (UMD Solar University Network Delegation, not awarded)
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):
Mindy Granley: Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Northeast committee, City of Duluth Energy Plan Commission, Ecolibrium3, and Our Climate Futures Summit planning committee
Jonna Korpi: U of MN Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnership -- Vice Chair of the Board, SELFsustain leadership conference planning and implementation
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:
Through AASHE, Director Mindy Granley participated in the pilot mentoring program with a sustainability coordinator at University of Dayton.
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:
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:
Our Climate Futures Summit: Research presenters from multiple campuses, community leaders, industry members, and a keynote speaker from Harvard University (Dr. Jesse Keenan)
Earth Week: Collaboration with Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College: Exchange Student Research presentations around sustainability work, in 2018.
U of M system campuses collaborate monthly to work on larger sustainability goals and projects, as well as coordinate and organize SELFsustain conference for 50 students each April (this year was the 5th SELFsustain).
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.