Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS)

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Group of 8 Sustainability Network (Go8)
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA)

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

ACTS Expanding our impact 2019

Several presentations were made including the following sessions:
1. Seeding the student body for the next Sustainability Leaders
2. Shooting for the STARS™
3. UQ Unwrapped – reducing UQ’s Plastic Footprint

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

ACTS Green Gowns Awards Australasia

UQ was awarded the 2030 Climate Action Award for the innovative Warwick Solar Project, a world first

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

UQ students are regularly invited to attend and participate in sustainability networks including ACTS networks and Go8 networks and committees.

UQ’s Gender Steering Committee was formed to implement our SAGE Athena SWAN Action Plan as we progress towards Silver accreditation. The GSC comprises representatives from across UQ, including staff (academic and professional) and students, who bring diverse experience from different roles, career stages, work arrangements, and personal backgrounds.

UQ staff and students serve as members of the UQ Ally Action Committee

In 2019 UQ students were invited and sponsored to attend and present at the ACTS Expanding our Impact conference.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Mentoring activities occur as part of the Go8 nationally, with local regional Queensland Universities within our State and internationally as a founding participant in the ACTS-AASHE partnership STARS cohort. Examples include relationships with:
- UNSW battery recycling program (mentored)
- USQ WARPit program (mentor)
- UNSW building large scale off site renewables project (mentored)
- Monash Tesla Battery project (mentor)
- Flinders Tesla Battery project (mentor)
- UNE UQ's Gatton solar farm (mentor)
- UoS WARPit program (mentor)
- UoS desk top bin program (mentored)
- UTas and JCU community garden (mentored)
- UNSW single use plastics (mentor and also mentored at various stages)
- Plastic Free Noosa (mentored)

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

As part of this submission within the ACTS-AASHE partnership STARS cohort.

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.