Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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University of the District of Columbia
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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:

In 2011, UDC presented at both the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference in Pittsburgh and the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference in College Park. Presentations included a briefing on change management for sustainability, a poster describing UDC's waste management programs, and a poster designed collaboratively with American University highlighting green roof projects completed and underway on both UDC and AU's campuses.

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

UDC is a participating member of a regional collaborative of sustainability managers for colleges and universities in the Washington D.C. metro area. The group is called "Metro DC Sustainability" and includes representatives from Georgetown, American University, University of Maryland at College Park, Gallaudet University, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, and George Mason. The group holds monthly meetings at different campuses to discuss current sustainability initiatives and share resources. UDC is also a member of AASHE.

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

UDC's participation in the regional working group described above is a strong example of collaboration with other campuses to advance sustainability. In addition, we have provided sustainability tours to peer institutions and delivered presentations on UDC's sustainability programs at other universities in the District of Columbia. In October 2011, UDC Sustainability Initiative staff presented to a group of regional university sustainability staff on UDC's strategic sustainability planning process. In December 2011, UDC Sustainability Initiative staff presented to a group of Gallaudet University students, faculty, and staff to discuss UDC's efforts to produce a meaningful, lasting culture shift on campus toward sustainability.

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

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