Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Sarah Burke
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Omaha Stormwater

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):
No

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:

The Center for Urban Sustainability partners with Omaha Stormwater to expand and educate stormwater management programs, in particular bioretention gardens, in the Omaha area.

http://omahastormwater.org/event/2016-omaha-green-infrastructure-tour/

http://digital.stormh20.com/publication/?i=336385&ver=html5&p=36#{"page":40,"issue_id":336385}


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Nebraska Community Energy Alliance

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):
No

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):

The mission of the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance is to build and promote advanced technologies for housing and transportation that save energy, reduce CO2 pollution, and cut costs. The Center for Urban Sustainability is an active member of the Alliance.

http://www.necommunity.energy/members/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
PKI/OPPD Academy of Sustainable Environments & Renewable Resources

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):
No

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):

UNO's Peter Kiewit Institute and Omaha Public Power District have partnered to form the Academy of Sustainable Environments & Renewable Resources. The academy focuses on the growing need to promote green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards to build and environmentally responsible, economically profitable, and healthy future for the region.

https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/outreach/academy-of-sustainable-environments-renewable-energy/


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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