Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.72
Liaison Lindsey Abernathy
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Mississippi
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Kendall McDonald
Project Manager
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):

The university is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network, and the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS).


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):

The university is a member of the Southeastern Sustainability Network (SeSN) and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC).


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):

Lindsey Abernathy presented in a Mississippi higher education sustainability professionals meeting, which took place at the Mississippi Recycling Coalition and Solid Waste Association of North America joint conference on May 16, 2018. Her presentation gave an overview of sustainability efforts at UM with a focus on recycling efforts and the composting program.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

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

Dr. Christiane Surbeck served on the steering committee as well as the projects committee of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS). INSS worked to encourage greater focus on issues of social sustainability, particularly within the fields of engineering and related professions. Lindsey Abernathy serves on the scholarship committee of the Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC). MRC awards up to 10 $1,000 grants to college students working to advance recycling efforts on college campuses in the state of Mississippi.


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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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 Office of Sustainability is involved in the newly formed College and University Anti-Hunger Partnership of Mississippi, which is facilitated by the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi.


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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