Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.10
Liaison Rachael Budowle
Submission Date April 29, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Wyoming
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Rachael Budowle
Campus Sustainability Committee Chair
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Growing Resilience

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 supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

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:

Growing Resilience is a community-based research project designed to bring home gardens to households on the Wind River Reservation in Fremont County, Wyoming and to measure the impact of those gardens on participants’ health. The Growing Resilience project leverages tribal assets of land, family, culture and community health organizations to develop and evaluate home food gardens as a family-based health promotion intervention to reduce disparities suffered by Native Americans in nearly every measure of health. http://growingresilience.org/

Growing Resilience is a partnership between Blue Mountain Associates, Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health, the Wind River Development Fund, and the University of Wyoming. Read more about the Growing Resilience team on our Project Partners page.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Food Dignity

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):

From 2011-2016, three dozen people at five community-based organizations, three universities, and one college collaborated on the action, research and education project we called Food Dignity. During those five funded years and two additional ones, we collaborated in mapping and traveling the most appropriate and effective roads forward for creating sustainable community food systems that build food security in the US. Work ended on this project in 2018. https://www.fooddignity.org/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Gardens for Health and Healing

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):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

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):

Gardens for Health and Healing (GHH) is a community-based research project to bring home gardens to households in Albany County and to design and test the best ways to measure any impacts of those gardens on the health of individuals living with multiple chronic health conditions. GHH is a partnership between the University of Wyoming and Feeding Laramie Valley. Christine M. Porter at University of Wyoming is Principal Investigator. Gayle M. Woodsum at FLV is Co- Investigator. Program Coordinators are Lina Dunning from FLV and Rachael Budowle from University of Wyoming.

Funding for this project comes from a UW INBRE award supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5P20RR016474-12) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM 103432-12) from the National Institutes of Health.

https://www.feedinglaramievalley.org/gardens-for-health-healing


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