Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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 the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


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):

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. CHESC is a conference and a network for sustainability professionals in CA.


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):

Staff presented "Inspiring Green Fashion in a Fast Fashion Landscape" at CHESC 2020.

The presentation explored ways to inspire students and the community to make more sustainable clothing choices based on university experiences with the Green Fashion Show and clothing swap events.

Staff presented "Pandemic as Opportunity" at AASHE 2020. The presentation provided tools for assessing campus food insecurity and shared data of how the pandemic impacted food security at the University since March. It addressed ways to leverage campus and community resources to assist those in need and raised the greater questions such as why is this necessary and how or will universities address increasing rates of food security among students long term?


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

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

Sustainability staff have served on a CHESC selection committees the last two years.


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:

Sustainability Director has participated in the AASHE Mentor program. Through a series of phone calls and when feasible, campus visits staff from both partner institutions discuss and problem solved around various sustainability programming, and reporting activities.


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 :

Staff are part of the Campus as a Living Lab Network as well as the Campus Garden and Farm Best Practice group. They also participate in regular, informal calls with staff at other institutions.


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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