Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

UW-Stout's Sustainability Office partners with the following local and regional groups:

Sustainable Dunn Steering Committee: A local non-profit group working to create a prosperous and secure future by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Faculty from UW-Stout work with this group to help clean the waterways near Menomonie and do research to aid in these efforts

Dunn County Solid Waste and Indianhead Enterprises: UW-Stout partners with these organizations to collect plastic bags and films that are bailed and recycled into synthetic lumber.

UW-Stout's Sustainability Office also regularly works to link students and faculty with local organizations, local government, and local business, to provide sustainability solutions to the local community and experiential learning opportunities to UW-Stout students.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

UW-Stout is an active member of the Dunn County Joint Sustainability Working Group, a group comprised of members of Sustainable Dunn, the City of Menomonie, Dunn County, Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce, Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association, and others. The group meets regularly to discuss collaboration on a number of sustainability issues within Dunn County.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:

UW-Stout works collaborates with all universities in the UW System to share best practices for sustainability in universities.


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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