Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Second Nature, U.S. Green Building Council

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
The Sustainability Officer is an active member of the Southeastern Campus Sustainability Network, a network that supports the professional development, information sharing, and morale-building among university sustainability professionals in the southeastern U.S.A. The university is a member of Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit organization that advocates for smart growth solutions to Charlotte’s sustainability challenges. The Sustainability Officer is a member of the UNC System's Sustainability Alliance, which is comprised of the chief sustainability officers from 17 UNC units that meet quarterly to work on joint projects and information-sharing. Since 2012, the university has contributed to the Appalachian Energy Summit initiative that works to continue advancing energy saving initiatives. UNC Charlotte has officers in SRAPPA and NCAPPA who champion sustainability content at those regional and state conferences.

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
In June 2022, the Sustainability Officer presented at the Appalachian Energy Summit, an energy and sustainability conference for UNC schools, public and private higher education partners in the region, on building an electric vehicle fleet at UNC Charlotte. In October 2022, the Sustainability Officer and Solid Waste Coordinator presented “Optimizing High-Visibility Assets: Outdoor Public Waste Station System Case Study” at GCSHE.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

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

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
The Sustainability Officer is a member of the AASHE advisory council.

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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