Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.76
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Brad Spanbauer
Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Environmental Studies Program and the City of Oshosh Planning Services Division and the Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB)

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

For their capstone course, Environmental Studies majors have worked with the City of Oshkosh's Sustainability Advisory Board and Planning Services Division to propose specific projects and ordinances that advance the city's sustainability goals and its commitment to the Green Tier Legacy charter. Students research the issues at hand, and provide a written report to the SAB and a formal presentation to the Mayor, SAB, and Common Council members. Subjects have included shoreland restoration, vehicle idling, green infrastructure, terrace tree preservation, energy conservation, and more.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Hands on Oshkosh

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Once a semester UW Oshkosh hosts “Hands on Oshkosh” a program where students, faculty and staff come together to go out into the community to volunteer and make a difference. Volunteer projects during the day vary based on what agencies are partnered with. Painting, weeding, planting, digging, cleaning and moving are all likely projects to help with.

https://uwosh.edu/reeve/involvement/volunteerism/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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