Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.22
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at San Antonio
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mei L May
Director Office of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Westside Community Center

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:

Through this initiative, UTSA seeks to amplify the economic and cultural strengths of the Westside by marshalling UTSA talent and resources to engage in strategic community partnerships. UTSA will develop a coordinated approach in alignment with the university’s commitment to delivering a world-class education to communities in San Antonio’s urban core.

https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan/presidential-initiatives/westside-community-partnerships/index.html


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI)

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

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):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

http://texasenergy.utsa.edu/education/

WELCOME TO GREENSOURCES
Texas GreenSources is a FREE classroom resourcing project developed by the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute. It provides teachers access to lesson plans, curriculum units and other teaching resources that integrate our community’s unique environmental, social and economic aspects through learning that is local, relevant, and engaging. This learning is referred to as Education for Sustainable Development or ESD.

Each resource has been reviewed by an experienced educator and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for the state of Texas, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the College and Career Readiness Standards and the North American Association Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
The UTSA Office of Sustainability

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

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):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The Office of Sustainable is a full service sustainability resource available to faculty, staff and students and is a direct liaison to university leadership on sustainability policy and resource allocation.

The Office of Sustainability has several outreach programs and initiatives including
Basura Bash https://basurabash.org/ Cleans waterways and participates in sponsoring Maverick creek on UTSA campus.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

https://www.utsa.edu/communityoutreach/

The Office of Community Outreach works with educational, business and civic leaders in communities served by UTSA to promote higher education as an economic development resource. The OCO in concert with community leaders addresses barriers that inhibit or prevent area residents from enrolling at UTSA specifically and higher education in general.


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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