Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.27
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date July 12, 2016
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University of Texas at Arlington
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Megan Topham
Director of Operations
Fort Worth Center
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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:

1) Paper Presentation at the AASHE 2010 conference: Sustainable Communities through partnership of private, public, and Academic Institutions

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

1. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
2. Air North Texas
3. National Wildlife Federation
4) North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG)
5) Environmental Protection Agency Region 6
6) City of Arlington, City of Dallas, City of Ft. Worth

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

Green Computing Conference is an event which brings UT Arlington and Washington State University, who are teaming up to launch a first-ever International Green Computing Conference in Chicago, IL. The conference addresses key issues and topics related to energy efficiency in computing and promoting environmentally friendly computer technologies and systems.
2. Mavericks Help Korean Companies Go Green - Thomas Vinson-Peng, program director of Zero Waste Network at the UT Arlington Center for Environmental Excellence in Austin, has been selected for the 2009 Volunteer of the Year award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable for his work in educating Korean companies on cleaner production. The award will be presented Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C. Vinson-Peng led five teams of volunteers on site visits to over 60 companies. As a result, several companies have begun undertaking projects to conserve water, reduce electricity and more safely manage their chemicals. The companies also increased their knowledge of lean manufacturing and environmental management systems through workshops and site visits.
3. UT Arlington is a member of the Welch Summer Scholar Program (WSSP The Welch Summer Scholar Program, a hands-on summertime experience, was designed to give high school students a chance to learn more about research and to explore the many opportunities available to them.
4. Campus Ecology for university students, (hosted by the National Wildlife Federation). Since its founding in 1989, Campus Ecology has become a leading conservation program in higher education. The program is helping to: Transform the nation's college campuses into living models of an ecologically sustainable society.Train a new generation of environmental leaders.Ensure a strong future for America's environmental movement.Support and promote positive and practical conservation projects on campus and beyond. Each year more than 100 campuses enroll with us to take advantage of our resources and technical assistance.

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