Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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:
In Fall 2013, UNCG Office of Sustainability created a list of Twitter handles that includes nearly 150 other campus sustainability offices from around the country. The url link to the list was distributed via AASHE Forums and GRNSCH-L and the list now has over 50 subscribers. 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. 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.

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

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
In 2013, each university in the UNC system appointed a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). The CSOs and other representatives from each school met in Charlotte for the second ever UNC system-wide Sustainability Alliance meeting. In 2013, the Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist for UNCG started attending quarterly gatherings with counterparts from Wake Forest, Elon University, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC State. The purpose of these meetings is to share ideas, present opportunities for collaboration, and discuss ongoing activities, current projects, upcoming events. 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 from each system school.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Some information for this credit was obtained from: The UNC Sustainability Committee Report: http://www.northcarolina.edu/facultyassembly/meetings/Sustainability_Report_%282008-09-19%29.pdf UNC Focus Forward: http://sustain.uncg.edu/portal.html

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