Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.90
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date March 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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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 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


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):

Nebraska Community Energy Alliance
Omaha Area Higher Education Sustainability Alliance


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):

Faculty presented at the following conferences:
- USGBC Green Schools Conference/Expo
- International LID Conference
- North American Association for Environmental Education Conference
- 8th Annual Omaha Stormwater Tour


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):

Omaha By Design - Steve Rodie, Advisory Committee
Mode Shift Omaha - Dr. Angela Eikenberry, Advisor & Past Board Member
ORBT Planning Committee - Jason Buzzell, Committee Member
WELLCOM - Dr. Bob Goeman, Board Member


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

The Omaha Area Higher Education Sustainability Alliance:

The Omaha Area Higher Education Sustainability Alliance shares a commitment to the Omaha Metro as both citizens and stewards of community resources. As a coalition of like-minded representatives of our respective higher-education institutions who seek to strengthen our collective capacity to embody and employ sustainable practices, we are committed to working together on issues that benefit each of our institutions as well as the Omaha Metro community.

Our alliance is a non-political, non-binding entity that seeks, exclusively, opportunities for shared understanding, exchange of best practices, utilizing our collective voice through civil discussion with local agencies, and generating productive, mutually-beneficial cooperation.

Over the last five years, each of our institutions has enhanced capacity for addressing sustainability issues on our respective campuses and in the delivery of our respective academic missions. Each participating member has set goals pertaining to energy conservation, building practices, waste-stream reduction and recycling, grounds and maintenance, and educational and research opportunities, among others.


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:

Ongoing efforts between UNO and UNMC Offices of Sustainability to collaborate on more projects on both of our campuses including a cooperative waste management programming.


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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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.