|Submission Date||April 22, 2015|
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration
Facilities Planning and Management
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
UW-Whitewater has been an active participant in the UW System Sustainability Meetings since their inception in 2009. This includes a presentation on campus lighting technology, campus outreach strategies, and a student representing UW-Whitewater on the annual student panels. The sustainability representatives also maintain contact through regular teleconferences.
Additionally, our campus has participated in the planning efforts for this annual meeting and has contributed to the SustainQuarterly newsletter. We also presented at the AASHE – UMACS Faculty Leadership for Sustainability workshop at UW-River Falls, which was the first regional workshop of the national program sponsored by AASHE twice per year (at Emory University and San Diego State University).
The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
University of Wisconsin-System Sustainability Coordinators Consortium
American Colleges and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
Participation in various online groups and listservs dedicated to sustainability for purposes of collaboration and information-sharing.
Campus sustainability website is being developed to reflect the structure of AASHE’s categorization for the Resources section and STARS credits. The information available on the STARS website upon submission will also be available on our local campus website, along with additional information, resources, and links for other universities to visit to learn more. This website will also reflect developments or progress made after STARS submission and provide the most up-to-date information available on campus sustainability efforts at UW-Whitewater.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
Maintaining strong statewide connections with the UW System will be increasingly important as we look toward more collaborative relationships that allow institutions to share resources and best practices to deal with fiscal challenges. Sustainability is historically an area of open communication and collaboration, so remaining intentional about this effort will help facilitate continued networking.
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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.