Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
CURC- College and University Recycling Coalition

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):

UW System Sustainability

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

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

The iMndful Praxis of Education for Sustainable Development - Mary Wright and Florence Monsour, presented at 2017 AASHE Conference

Sustainability: Formative Assessments Across The Curriculum - Florence Monsour and Mary Wright, presented at the 2017 AASHE Conference

Mapping the St. Croix Valley: Beyond Sustainability - presented at the 2016 AASHE Conference by Florence Monsour. Others involve din the project were Mary Wright, Charles Radar, and Kelly Cain.

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):

2017 - UWRF Faculty Greta Gaard, Jarod Blades, and Mary Wright wrote a case study which was published by the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. The case study was "Addressing Sustainability Curriculum: From Transmissive to Transformative Approaches".

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):

Dr. Jill Coleman-Wasik, Dr. Kevyn Juneau, Dr. Veronica Justen, and Dr. Rita Kozak are members of the planning team for the St. Croix Summit.

Annually, the St. Croix Water Resources Planning Team (the Basin Team) and the St. Croix River Association present the St. Croix Summit, a conference dedicated to presenting information about the health of the St. Croix River and its watershed.

The Basin Team is an interstate, interagency partnership formed in 1993 to address water resource issues in the St. Croix Basin. It has developed water quality goals for the St. Croix and is working to implement water quality protection, outreach, and monitoring.

The SCRA’s mission is to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. With an approach based on partnerships, SCRA is working to realize a vision for the St. Croix as a place where rivers run free and clean, a diverse habitat sustains our unique and diverse flora and fauna, people have access to our National Park and the park flourishes, towns throughout the basin thrive, and people celebrate the river.

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:

Greta Gaard is participating in the AASHE Mentorship Program. The program connects sustainability staff and faculty with peers to share knowledge, cooperate on projects and advance the field of higher education sustainability. It provides a semi-structured process to facilitate ongoing collaboration between mentors and mentees, who are matched based on desired goals, relevant experience and overall expertise.

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:

UWRF and other schools in the UW-System continue to work together to advocate for change at the UW-System level as well as on the campus level. This is done through monthly conference calls and an annual meeting. The 2017 annual meeting was hosted by UW-Milwaukee. The primary effort for collaboration in 2017 revolved around state energy reporting as well as furthering renewable energy purchasing.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.