Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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University of Oregon
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eric Beeler
Student Sustainability Coalition Coordinator
Erb Memorial Union
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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 2008, The University of Oregon launched the Oregon University Sustainability Summit. This two-day conference brought together students, staff, and faculty to share experiences building campus sustainability programming. The conference has since expanded to include all higher education institutions in Oregon including community colleges and public and private four-year institutions. At the conclusion of the most recent conference in February 2016, University of Oregon staff reached out to colleagues in Washington to discuss hosting an annual campus sustainability conference with participating from institutions in both states. In 2012 the University of Oregon hosted the International Sustainable Campus Network's annual conference. It was the first time this conference had been hosted in North America. More than 100 participants from 50 institutions across 20 countries attended. The University of Oregon had created a downloadable, self-guided tour of sustainability features on its campus.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

AASHE member
ACUPCC signatory
Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (OHESC) International Sustainable Campus Network participant

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

The University of Oregon works collaboratively with Oregon State University and others on several large research initiatives. These include but are not limited to: The Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center, Oregon Nanosciences and Microtechnologies Institute, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, and Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry. The Institute for the Sustainable Environment recently completed work on a major multi-university research project that focused on the the sustainability of the Willamette River. It primarily focused on the availability and use of water in the Willamette River Basin on both a decadal and centennial timescale as it is affected by climate change. This was a five-year project started in 2010 in collaboration with Oregon State University, the University of Oregon and Portland State University. The National Science Foundation funds it. More details at http://ise.uoregon.edu/current_projects.html

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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