|Submission Date||Feb. 20, 2013|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
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:
In April 2010, UNCG hosted "Focus Forward," a virtual conference for sustainability offices in the UNC system to explore best sustainable practices in Master Planning, Transportation, Purchasing, Operations & Maintenance, and the Integration of Sustainability into Academics.
During 2012, the UNCG Office of Sustainability shared many of its outreach materials with other schools in the UNC system, both one-on-one and via a senior adviser to the UNC President. Materials UNCG has shared include the Vampire Energy Slayer program, Spartan Sparks (behavior-based energy conservation program) fliers, and Triad Student Energy Alliance information.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
* The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in
Higher Education (AASHE)
* The Southeastern Sustainability Network
* The Green Schools listserv
* The Triad Student Energy Alliance (founded at UNCG)
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
In 2008, a system-wide Sustainability Committee was created to address the projected growth of the UNC system and the concomitant impacts this would have on natural resources and GHG emissions. The committee focused on eight primary areas: master planning, transportation, design and construction, recycling and waste management, operations and maintenance, purchasing practices, climate change mitigation and Renewable Energy, and the systematic integration of sustainability principles. UNCG had three representatives on this committee. The final sustainability policy developed by the committee was adopted by the UNC Board of Governors.
UNCG staff also attended the Appalachian Energy Summit, a conference of all NC System schools to focus on energy conservation and efficiency. The Sustainability Coordinator helped organize and establish the agenda for the first gathering of sustainability officers of each system school.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
Some information for this credit was obtained from:
The UNC Sustainability Committee Report:
UNC Focus Forward:
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