Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.94
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date July 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
Infrastructure Services and Development
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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):

Australasian 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):

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Tertiary Sustainability Network (Victoria/Tasmania)

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):

The following presentations were presented at the 2019 Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability conference (13-15 November, Dunedin, NZ):
- Shooting for the STARS: Representatives of the Australasian STARS pilot cohort came together to share their experiences with the tool, including buying in by their institutions, benefits, tips and recommendations for potential future users, and how the use of STARS worked with other tools/ratings/reporting used at their universities (if relevant).
- Sustainability highlights from UK and Ireland – study trip report: The UK and Ireland are the first two countries to declare we are in a global climate emergency. How are universities in the UK and Ireland responding to this clarion call? What have they already been doing to integrate sustainability thinking into their operations, services, governance and academic endeavours? This session shares the learnings from a 2019 TEFMA and ATEM supported study trip to explore these questions.

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):

The following case study was submitted to Green Gown Awards Australasia in 2019:
- Repower the Tasmania University Union (TUU): an outstanding example of students’ engagement and students and professional staff collaboration for sustainability. The project delivered the first 100% student-funded on-site renewably powered Australasian student union, highlighted to students that renewable energy is a viable climate change response and leveraged opportunities to support student leaders.

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):

Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability voluntary Executive Board:
- Corey Peterson (Sustainability Manager): Director from 2012 to 2019, then as Interim President since 2019, and elected president at the 2019 AGM
- Carmen Primo Perez (Sustainability Officer): Treasurer since 2018

Education for Sustainability Tasmania Steering Committee: Kim Beasy, Sandra Murray, Graham Wood, Caroline Smith, Corey Peterson and Carmen Primo Perez

Ally Network Leadership Group: several staff and students

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:

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:

We were part of the International Green Gown Awards judging panel in 2018, and reviewed 27 universities' applications for the three categories: sustainability institution, benefiting society and student engagement
We also peer reviewed University of Queensland's STARS submission in 2020

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:

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