|Submission Date||March 30, 2018|
University of West Georgia
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
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Department of Geosciences
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
The University of West Georgia is a National Wildlife Federation Ecoleaders Campus Partner. This is a paid membership into NWF's national sustainability network, intended for institutions interested in advancing their own sustainability leadership, and in advancing sustainability career and leadership development for their students.
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):
The University of West Georgia is a member of the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN). This network is sponsored by NWF and consists of a group of Georgia colleges and universities that use the network to share and collaborate and to come together once a year for the GCSN conference.
University of West Georgia is also a member of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education Sustainability initiative.
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
An English instructor at UWG, Ashley Dycus, has her proposed prestations accepted to the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Conference in Statesboro, Georiga. The title of her talk was "Successfully Integrating Sustainability With Core Curriculum".
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):
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):
The Director of Sustainability, Hannes Gerhardt, is on the steering committee of the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN). The tasks of this committee are to map out the future direction of GCSN and to help organize the yearly conference.
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:
The University of West Georgia is currently in a mentoring relationship with the University of North Georgia (UNG). Since UWG has had some experience as a "small" regional institution in completing the AASHE STARS survey, it has been agreed that UWG will assist UNG in its aim to submit an AASHE STARS survey. The assistance take the form primarily in answering questions and offering advice as it pertains to AASHE in the context of being a regional school within the the Georgia Board of Regents.
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:
The University of West Georgia has an arrangement with the University of North Georgia in which they peer review each others GHG emissions reports.
The University of West Georgia has also recently been asked to advise in the expansions of sustainability activities at Valdosta State University.
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:
Via the UWG's seat on the steering committee of the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN), the University has been engaged in joint planning the GCSN conference.
UWG is also currently engages in planning the structure and mission of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education Sustainability initiative. This initiative is set up to create greater sustainability resource sharing and collaboration between institutions of higher education in the Atlanta area.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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