Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Lexi Brewer
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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University of Puget Sound
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Hickey
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Business Services
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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 partnership with the Curriculum for the Bioregion Project, we have hosted multiple sustainability curriculum workshops for over 100 faculty members from other colleges and universities in our region.

We have also been a leader in the national effort to integrate sustainability into the curriculum as evidenced by our work with the AASHE Sustainability Learning Outcomes and Goals group, which produced a rubric to assess learning outcomes in college and university course work, participation in the Leadership Summit on Sustainability in Curriculum hosted by Second Nature and AASHE, and numerous invited presentations and workshop sessions presented to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Assocation for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Center for Public Humanities, Society for Values in Education (best paper award), North American Association for Environmental Education, American College Personnel Association, and AASHE.

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


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

For the last four years Puget Sound has partnered with other regional higher education institutions to plan and host the South Sound Sustainability Summit and Expo. This annual event includes a public exhibition-style Expo inviting regional community members to investigate local sustainability programs and vendors, as well as an accompanying Summit event involving students, faculty, and staff members from participating institutions to address campus sustainability initiatives. Puget Sound hosted the event in 2009, its second year.

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

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