Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

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?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

UW-Madison is a member of the UW System Sustainability network: https://www.wisconsin.edu/sustainability

UW-Madison is also a member of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability: https://umacs.org/campuses/


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Presentations include:

Jason Gallup and Ally Burg (Office of Sustainability Staff):
Undergrads as Consultants: Sharing Strategies and Experiences From a Student Intern Program, Jason Gallup, Ally Burg, Katie Piel, Suzie Kazar, 2018 Conference & Expo, The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2-5, 2018.

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Nathan Jandl (Office of Sustainability Staff):
Visual Storytelling for Sustainability: Raising your Game in Photo and Video, with Lisa Nicolaison, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2-5, 2018.

Develop Your Toolkit for Sustainability Communications, with Lisa Nicolaison and Pamela Gramlich, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2-5, 2018.

Students, Sustainability, and Social Media: Tools for Content and Collaboration, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2-5, 2018.

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Ian Aley (Green Fund Program Manager) and Breana Nehls (UW-Madison University Housing Sustainability Coordinator):
Lessons from the Compost Pile: A Facilitated Conversation about Campus Compost Initiatives, Ian Aley, Breana Nehls, 2018 Conference & Expo, The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2-5, 2018.

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Tim Lindstrom (Office of Sustainability Staff and Doctoral Student):
Supply Chains, Product Life Cycles, and Life Cycle Assessment, presentation. Given by Tim Lindstrom at 2017 UW System Sustainability Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, October 9-10, 2017.

Expanding the Horizons of Campus Recycling: Life Cycle Assessment of Expanded Polystyrene at an Institution of Higher Education, poster presentation. Given by Tim Lindstrom, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2-5, 2018.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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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? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Missy Nergard, Director of Sustainability, serves on the AASHE Academic and Planning & Administration committees.

Ally Burg and Nathan Jandl (Office of Sustainability staff) both serve on the communications committee of the UW System Sustainability Network


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:

While Office of Sustainability staff have not yet served as peer reviewers we are working with the UW System to set-up a team of peer reviewers for future STARS report submissions from UW System schools.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Big Ten and Friends Sustainability Group is an informal network of sustainability representatives at Big Ten and other universities. UW-Madison has been an active and funding member, supporting the networks efforts of improving sustainability outcomes through sharing lessons learned and best practices.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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