|Submission Date||Oct. 12, 2018|
University of Washington, Seattle
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|3.00 / 3.00||
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
WA Higher Ed Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) and WA/OR Higher Ed Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
2018 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC): "Chief Diversity Officers | Collaborative Leadership to Align Sustainability Programming with Diverse Communities"; "Networking Sustainability, Multiplying Student Power"; "The Business Case | Campus Sustainability as Key Component of Institutional Strategic Planning"; "The Big Picture: Campus Sustainability Through the Lens of Executive Leadership"; "Pollinator Gardens and Hives | Beekeeping as a Teaching Tool on College Campuses"; "Incorporating Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education Green Fund Programs"; "Hosting a Campus Climate Dialogue and Connecting Your Campus to Sustainability Through Events"; and "Eco-Reps And Clean Energy Ambassadors: Driving Outreach and Encouraging a Culture of Sustainability".
2017 AASHE Conference presentations: "Campus All-STARS: a model for streamlining reporting, improving performance, and creating synergies to advance sustainability"; "Building infographics at the University of Washington"; and "
Elevating Your Campus Sustainability Month".
2017 WACUBO Conference Presentation
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
UW submitted a nomination for the NACUBO Excellence in Sustainability Award, which honors institutions that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in a full range of sustainability leadership: finance, facilities, operations, environmental, community, and climate.
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? :
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
UW is the 2019 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) host, and UW staff are heavily involved with the conference planning committee.
UW was also a member of the WOHESC 2018 planning committee, and the 2016 and 2017 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference planning committee.
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?:
A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
The UW worked with Seattle University and Special Olympics staff to implement sustainability initiatives during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games which was held at venues on the UW and Seattle University campuses.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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.