|Submission Date||March 15, 2018|
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|3.00 / 3.00||
Dean of Strategic Planning
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Vassar College is an active member of AASHE and NCSE.
Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Vassar College is an active member of NYCSHE and the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges.
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
Alistair Hall, Sustainability Coordinator presented at the 2017 ERAPPA Conference in Washington D.C. on campus energy master planning and carbon neutrality efforts.
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
The Office of Sustainability submitted the white paper, "Internal Carbon Accounting at a Small Liberal Arts College," to the 2016 AASHE case study award program.
In 2017, the Office of Sustainability submitted a case study to APPA about their temperature data logger study in dorms to look at the issue of overheating in winter.
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? :
A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
In 2015/2016 Sacha pfeufer, a student served on the board of the Environmental Consortium.
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?:
A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
In December 2016, Vassar College hosted a day long workshop for local towns, cities, and colleges on integrated stormwater planning.
In January 2017, Alistair Hall was a guest speaker and facilitator at a day long workshop at Swarthmore with PERC to support other colleges on strategies for carbon pricing.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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