Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kelly Cain
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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:
Powerful Choices Steering Committee: Develop conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy solutions for the City of River Falls, including but not limited to, educational programming in the public schools, adoption of the NEV ordinance, and implementing the property tax financed renewable energy program that provides up to $50,000 per residential owner for renewable energy projects financed at 4% interest over 20 years. St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity: Formal partnering and integration of students and faculty for planning, design, and construction of the Eco-Village, providing 18 LEED Platinum, net zero energy homes and a community commons building, integrated with community gardens, edible landscape, rainwater harvest, shared electric transportation, and walkable community, among other attributes. Assisting the River Falls School District and its Sustainability Team (consisting of teachers, administrators, and parents) in design and implementation of their strategic planning objectives including The Natural Step Study Circle currently in process. Osceola, WI Village & School District 100 X 25 Energy & Food Self-Sufficiency Model: Provide assistance in conceptualizing and designing the 100 percent energy and food self-sufficiency by 2025 model for the school district population of approximately 10,000 people.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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