Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.08
Liaison Susan Caplow
Submission Date July 24, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Montevallo
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Susan Caplow
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Behavioral and Social Sciences
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
ValloCycle

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Formed through a collaborative partnership between the City and University of Montevallo, the ValloCycle Program exists as a city wide initiative to enhance overall community walkability and individual citizen engagement with a lifestyle of sustainable, alternative transportation. The ValloCycle Program's primary means of achieving these goals is through its day-to-day operation of the ValloCycle Bike-Share Program, the first county-wide bicycle sharing program in the state of Alabama to offer low-cost bicycle rentals to all the members of its community.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Mural Camp

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

For many years, an Art Professor at UM has offered a class in "Community Art" where students at the University collaborate with local K-12 students who are enrolled in a mural camp to design and create a mural in a public space that has a sustainability-related theme.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Earth & Sky Camp

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

Through activities led by UM faculty and students at a variety of university sites (including the Ebenezer Swamp, the Shepherd Observatory, the university lake, and the community organic garden), campers will learn about the natural world and explore ways to sustain the environment, preserve resources, and promote a higher quality of life. Students are from low-income communities in Alabama.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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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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