Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 27.31
Liaison Adam Strzemienski
Submission Date Dec. 21, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of North Georgia
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Save Georgia’s Hemlocks, Lumpkin Coalition, US Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission

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?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The UNG Ecological Protection Lab continues to lead in collaborative regional efforts to protect the Eastern Hemlock from the invasive Wooly Adelgid by initiating biological control efforts through the rearing and release of predatory beetles to reduce adelgid numbers and impacts.

https://ung.edu/Environmental-Leadership-Center/ecological-protection-lab/index.php


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Hall County Vision 2030

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):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Hall County Vision 2030 is a project of the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce that brings together a coordinated group of volunteers to oversee long-term initiatives identified by citizens in the community to ensure Hall County / Gainesville continues to be a great place to live, work, and play. The focus areas are public art, health and wellbeing, millennials, diversity, transportation, green space, tourism and recreation, downtown development, Lake Lanier Olympic park, Harbour Town, education, the Wisdom Keepers project, community of towns, and collaboration. UNG is a financial investor and is currently engaged or will be in committees and projects within each focus area.

https://www.vision2030.org/about/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Appalachian Teaching Project

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

In this regional collaboration, 16 Appalachian Studies Centers in 11 states work together in service to preserve and apply history and traditions to contemporary projects that build a sustainable future in Appalachian communities. Examples of recent projects include the use of heirloom seeds and Appalachian gardening techniques to create sustainable urban gardens and preservation of the Mount Hope Cemetery, capturing and linking the history of this Civil War cemetery and its residents to create tourism product for Lumpkin County ad surrounding communities.
https://ung.edu/appalachian-studies-center/appalachian-teaching-project.php


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

While UNG is engaged in other activities, many partnerships have not been formalized or thoughtfully linked to sustainability.


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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