Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Association for Advancement of Sustainability In Higher Education (AASHE)


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

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

United Nations University
n 2003, the United Nations University launched a multi stakeholder ESD project called Regional Center of Expertise for Education on Sustainable Development (RCRE). An RCE is an existing formal, non-formal, and informal organization that facilitates learning towards sustainable development in local and regional communities. RCEs facilitate multi-sector collaboration and utilize formal, non-formal, and informal education to address sustainable development challenges in local and regional communities. In essence, RCEs are a tool for transformation to a more sustainable society, combining education and action for sustainable development.
https://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/
https://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/rces-worldwide
https://sustainability.uta.edu/rce/

RCE North Texas, founded in March 2019 at the University of Texas at Arlington, is one of the 179 RCEs worldwide. It is a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including higher education institutions; businesses; non-governmental organizations; community associations; and local, regional, state, and federal government agencies.


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

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

2021 UNESCO Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
https://en.unesco.org/events/ESDfor2030

UTA Presentation at this conference in partnership with AASHE


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

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

AASHE submitted the North Texas Food Policy Alliance for AASHE Award
Global RCE Network for SDG Cities Challenge for which we received Flagship Project Award
https://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/rce-awards-2021


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

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

AASHE Board Of Directors
https://www.aashe.org/about-us/who-we-are/board-of-directors/

TRACS Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability
https://texascampussustainability.com/executive-committee/


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

UTA is a member of TRACS.
The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) is a network of faculty members, students and sustainability professionals supporting higher education in Texas by implementing climate change and sustainability solutions across campus operations, academic curriculum and off-campus fields of influence. TRACS facilitates collaboration between higher education institutions through a variety of means including the Annual TRACS Summit. TRACS is supported by volunteer members representing Texas colleges and universities.


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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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