Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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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):

AASHE
Second Nature
Fair Trade University and Colleges
EPA Green Power Partnership


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 System Sustainability: It is our desire as a system of university institutions, that our commitments and behaviors be ecologically sound, economically efficient, and socially responsible now, and for future generations to come. We see a sustainable future for our system where: students, faculty and staff develop a shared ethic of responsibility; our statewide commitment to the environment is honored; and sustainable principles, practices and values are infused into the culture of our institutions as they continue to change and grow.
https://www.wisconsin.edu/sustainability/


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):

Poster presentation at AASHE annual conference October 2017
"Creating a Campus Culture for Sustainability by knowing how to do more with less"

Student presentation about Fair Trade at annual AASHE conference October 2017


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

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

UW-Stevens Point received the Green Ribbon Award in 2017 for postsecondary sustainability from the U.S Department of Education.


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):

Christine Thomas is dean and professor of resource management at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. She was appointed by Governor Doyle serve on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, serving three years as chair. She was reappointed and reconfirmed for a second term, serving as secretary, until her appointment officially ended in April 2015.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

A sustainability operations project team was developed due to the 2018 restructuring of the University of Wisconsin system. UW-Stevens Point is working with two other colleges to 1) identify the sustainability efforts made on their campuses and 2) determine what changes need to be made to have their programs consistent with UW-Stevens Point.

Several of our extension programs mentor other institutions and community programs. Some examples:
Center for Land Use Education specialists, with input from our partners, create learning opportunities for communities. By providing up-to-date, comprehensive training on planning and zoning taylored to address specific local needs, our specialist are able to assist towns, villages, cities and counties in making sound land use decisions.

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education consulting with K-12 schools

Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology

UW Extension Lakes work with the 766 lake organizations in Wisconsin and coordinate a number of programs and projects to assist those concerned with the future of our lakes.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A sustainability operations project team, developed due to the 2018 restructuring of the University of Wisconsin system, is reviewing sustainability data of the 2-year campuses. It is yet to be determined if their data needs to be combined with UW-Stevens Point for GHG reporting, STARS reporting, etc.


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:

UWSP 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 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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