Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.88
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
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University of Texas at Austin
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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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:

UT-Austin was a co-author of the Campus Green Fund Collaborative's How-To Guide: Campus Green Fund Implementation.
The Office of Sustainability has a flexible presentation in PowerPoint about sustainability on campus that is regularly updated and adapted for external audiences.
We have a public YouTube channel with videos covering several recent initiatives.
The student-run Campus Environmental Center created a public guide to sustainability at the university.

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:

Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS)
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Big Twelve Sustainable Facilities Conference
University of Texas System Sustainable Facilities Steering Committee (ongoing)
Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TAPPA)
Big 10 and Friends Environmental Stewardship Group
US Green Building Commission, Balcones Chapter
Central Texas Sustainability Forum
Campus Green Fund Collaborative

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

Texas schools are currently working collaboratively to offer an annual summit to share presentations and knowledge across the state, as well as develop guidelines for professional advancement in the sustainability field. UT-Austin hosted the first Summit in 2013 and the second is scheduled at Texas A&M in February 2014. Staff have also presented at AASHE's annual conference and at Smart & Sustainable Campuses. The institution is an active participant in the Association of Physical Plant Administrators at the state and national level and takes a leadership role in planning and execution of training sessions, which in the past few years have dramatically increased their sustainability content.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

The How-To Guide for Campus Green Fund Implementation can be found at: http://www.aashe.org/campus-green-fund-guide.
Office of Sustainability YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/utaustingreen
Campus Environmental Center Sustainability Guide:

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