Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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University of Utah
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

The Westside Studio: "The Westside Studio, in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah, conducts research in and with the neighborhoods west of State Street in Salt Lake City. Each year the Studio selects projects related to community development, urban design, economic development, green infrastructure, and/or arts & culture. The Studio emphasizes the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders from governmental agencies to neighborhood groups and individuals"--quoted from website, http://www.plan.utah.edu/research_projects/westside-studio The S. J. Quinney College of Law's Pro Bono Initiative seeks to make available legal advice to the disadvantaged by such means as free legal clinics around Salt Lake. "The Pro Bono Initiative is a voluntary program whose primary goal is to emphasize the fundamental role of public service in the legal profession. We seek to instill a greater awareness among students of their ethical responsibility to provide legal services to the disadvantaged. We believe that law students who make pro bono work a part of their education will continue that commitment in their professional lives, helping to assure that all citizens receive quality legal services. In addition, law students are introduced to a broad variety of substantial areas of law and methods of practice"--quoted from website, http://www.law.utah.edu/probono/about-pro-bono/ Project WEST: "The WEST (Water, Energy, Science, and Teaching) Alliance is a partnership between four departments, the Petroleum Industry Career Path program (PICP), the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR), the Utah Museum of Natural History, and two Utah school districts to enhance the science communication skills and professional development of graduate students and to promote inquiry based science using the theme of water and energy." From the website. http://www.earth.utah.edu/?pageId=5373 ; Air Quality Partners Team; this multi-agency partnership is coordinated and led by the Salt Lake City Corporation's Division of Sustainability, and the University of Utah has been a partner since the team's inception. "In 2009, Salt Lake City was awarded a prestigious Climate Showcase Communities Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The three year grant directly support's the city's efforts to promote sustainable transportation options among residents through direct outreach, community partnerships and local initiatives. . . .An important component of the Climate Showcase Communities Grant project is Community-Based Air Quality Partnerships to help improve local air quality through community action." from the website, http://www.slcgov.com/slcgreen/climate/partners.htm

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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