Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.68
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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University of Nevada Las Vegas
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tom Piechota
Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

UNLV has hosted several sustainability focused conferences with the intention of sharing expertise about sustainability with other institutions, including other colleges and universities.

The inaugural conference in 2007 was titled "Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability." This event had over 400 participants from various organizations including other colleges and universities.

In 2009, UNLV hosted a second conference titled "Education for a Global Future: 21st Century Challenges in Sustainability & Climate Change Education". This event had over 250 attendees and had tracks focusing on integrating sustainability in the curriculum at colleges and universities.

In addition, UNLV hosts an annual clean energy forum with presentations and panels about renewable energy.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Tom Piechota
Dr. Robert Futrell
Dr. Krys Stave
Clean Energy Summit
UNLV Solar Decathlon Team
Card Board Challenge
David James
Aashee Conference

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

The UNLV Sustainability coordinator works closely with the University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension on issues related to sustainability especially around campus issues, green waste recycling and reduction, and home gardens. One recent example was backyard composting promotion and education. UNLV and UNCE recently co-hosted an educational campaign and Southern Nevada's first ever composting bin truckload sale. The truckload sale was designed to encourage single family residents to start backyard composting by selling well made and effective composting bins at reduced price in a one day sale and educational event.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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