Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Education for Sustainability Tasmania

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:

Education for Sustainability Tasmania (http://efs.tas.edu.au/) became a United Nations recognised Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development in 2015 (https://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/). EfS Tasmania is a network of leaders in sustainability research, training and education, working towards social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability, using education as a central tool.
Education for Sustainability Tasmania:
- Facilitates collaboration and bring people together to work on sustainability education initiatives.
- Builds the capacity of organisations to improve delivery of sustainability education initiatives.
- Promotes and endorses sustainability education for projects delivered by members, as well as recognising the significant contribution Tasmania is making to the global learning space for sustainability education.
- Advocates for education as a tool to help more people develop the skills and capacity needed to protect the planet and ensure social and cultural prosperity for all.

It is a requirement of RCE's that "a university (...) should necessarily be a part of the RCE network", and therefore the University of Tasmania led the efforts to develop the application for RCE status and currently provides both in-kind and financial support to EfS Tasmania. Several UTAS staff members are part of the EfS Tasmania Steering Committee and the University hosts the EfS Tasmania facilitator. University's education for sustainability resources are shared with other members of EfS Tasmania.
Underrepresented groups are encouraged to join as members (membership is free) and to submit an expression of interest for representation in the Steering Committee (assessed annually at the AGM or more frequently if there are vacant positions). Examples of current members from underrepresented groups/vulnerable populations include Working It Out (LGITBQ+ community) and the Nepali Society of Northern Tasmania. The latter also has a representative in the Steering Committee.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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