Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Marianne LeGreco
Associate Professor
Communication Studies
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Center for Housing and Community Studies

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

https://chcs.uncg.edu/

The Center for Housing and Community Studies (CHCS) is a university-based research, evaluation, and technical assistance center. We provide technical assistance to governmental and nonprofit agencies as well as the preparation of working papers, research notes, and scholarly publications. We are actively engaged in funded studies of impediments to fair housing, continuum of care for the homeless, housing market trends and market segmentation studies, community indicators projects, asset mapping, county and regional community planning, and studies of the impact of housing on health.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
UNCG Wetlands

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

https://wetlands.uncg.edu/

The wetlands construction project is consistent with the UNCG strategic plan. Wetlands promote environmental health and increase our curiosity about a natural environment in North Carolina. They serve as a model for environmental health to our community and provide a means for education and research on aquatic environments as our global climate patterns change. As a campus that prides itself on its beauty, commitment to sustainability, and education on environmental issues, UNCG is situated to construct small wetland habitats for environmental, educational, and research purposes.

Wetlands have multiple benefits to UNCG and the community. Wetland ecology and water chemistry will be integrated into teaching and learning experiences in sciences and education, inspiring our next generation of conservationists. Environmental and nature studies will be integrated into many other departments, including Environmental Studies and English. As an outdoor living learning laboratory, the wetlands will also be a resource for K-12 education and community. Wetlands are beautiful and demonstrate UNCG’s commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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