Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Justin Seis
Student
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Central Rivers Farmshed and Greenhouse Project

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’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Faculty, staff and students play a key role in advancing sustainability in the community by their involvement with Farmshed. It began in 2011 when an old greenhouse was transformed into the Greenhouse Project. Funds from the student Green Fund helped with the transformation. University faculty have collaborated with Farmshed in research projects. The university posts Farmshed jobs and internship opportunities to the student population. Students studying Sustainable Food & Nutrition and Health Promotion and Wellness gather hands on training. Campus organizations such as the Center for Land Use Planning has provided resources for the Farmshed website.

http://www.farmshed.org/community-resources/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education

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):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The WI Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) programming and staff structure are shifting to focus on education for sustainability (EfS) that more fully meets the needs of school districts and communities. The WCEE staff are working with partners around the state to build capacity for environmental and sustainability literacy. This new, more comprehensive approach reflects a desire to address the environmental, social, and economic aspects of life. The goal is to develop active, educated citizens who support healthy human and natural communities.
The WCEE runs programs such as K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP)/ Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program (LEAF)

https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/leaf/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/KEEP/Pages/default.aspx
Support: https://issuu.com/dmartinswcee/docs/keep_20_year_report
Mission: https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/KEEP/Pages/About/Mission-Statement.aspx


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Portage County Business Council

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

UW-Stevens Point has a membership with the Portage County Business Council (PCBC). This membership provides all UW-Stevens Point employees opportunities for learning and improving career and personal/hobby skills, networking, business tours, and more! The university is a partner in education to help the PCBC implement and promote innovative talent development solutions. Faculty and staff have served on the board and as volunteer ambassadors.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

UWSP's Schmeeckle Reserve is the headquarters of the Green Circle Trail, a 26-mile natural hiking and biking trail that loops around the Stevens Point area. About 1.4 miles of the Green Circle meanders through the northern part of Schmeeckle Reserve, with easy access to the rest of the trails. http://greencircletrail.org/

UWSP is a member of Campus Compact Wisconsin that advances the public purpose of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.
https://wicampuscompact.org/


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