Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.13
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of San Diego
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Trey McDonald
Director of Sustainability and Energy Manager
Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
San Diego Climate Collaborative

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? :
Yes

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

Established in 2011, the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative is a network for public agencies that serve the San Diego region to share expertise, leverage resources, and advance comprehensive solutions to facilitate GHG mitigation and climate change adaptation planning. By partnering with academia, non-profit organizations, and business and community leaders, the Collaborative raises the profile of regional leadership, shares expertise, and leverages resources.The main goals of the Climate Collaborative are to:

1. Address and prevent the harmful effects of climate change.
2. Promote a high quality of life for the San Diego region.
3. Foster a green and growing economy.

http://sdclimatecollaborative.org/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Climate Education Partners

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):

CEP was the recipient of one of only six grants in the nation from the National Science Foundation to educate leaders in the community on the impacts of climate change. Designed as a dynamic collaborative of local expert scientists, educators, and a variety of community leaders, Climate Education Partners conducted a wide range of educational activities to engage the community. These included listening to what San Diegans care about and what they want to know, developing practical resources on local impacts, conducting climate impact tours, hosting roundtable discussions and supporting regional leaders and their communities with their planning needs for informed decision-making.

https://www.sandiego.edu/climate/


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