Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date June 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS)
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


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

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

TRACS 2017 - Graduate student presented on UT Austin's Green Labs initiative.

https://texascampussustainability.com/2017-summit-presentations/


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty 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):

Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS)
-Appointed to Executive Committee and Conf Planning Committee, Alyssa Halle-Schramm

Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TAPPA)
-Representative, non-voting member, Dean L. Hansen

Big 10 and Friends Environmental Stewardship Group
-Appointed as committee member, Jim Walker

Central Texas Sustainability Forum
-Appointed as executive committee member, Jim Walker

AASHE Advisory Board
-Appointed as member, Jim Walker


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:

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.

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.
https://texascampussustainability.com/

Staff have also presented at AASHE's annual conference and at Smart & Sustainable Campuses.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
No

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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:
http://utenvironment.org/sustainability_guide/

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.