Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
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Villanova University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Presentation at ERAPPA 2012 on Transforming the Campus Landscape a three year long project to improve the campus walk-ability. Areas addressed in the presentation include: vehicle free campus core, storm water management, steam lines under pavers to reduce use of deicing chemicals, etc.

One of Villanova's faculty members is a well published researcher in stormwater management and gives talks and tours throughout the year. Recent talks and tours have been given to the following organizations: Environment and Water Resource Institute, Low Impact Development Symposium, EPA 219 Non-Point Source Workshop, Greenbuild, Butler University, Yale, Philadelphia Community College, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, PSU and American Sign Language Association. In 2013, Villanova held a Storm water Symposium with over 300 in attendance.

Villanova is a member of the PA Collegiate Green Sports Consortium, a group of PA colleges and universities who are building an Athletic EcoRep programs on their campus. The group meets at least twice a year to discuss progress and challenges in program development. Students are encouraged to attend the meetings. There is no membership fee and other PA institutions are encouraged to join.


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:

Member of Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, Chair of the PA CURC
Delaware Valley APPA Chapter
Eastern Region APPA Chapter
Society for College and University Planning SCUP
PAIUG
National Council for Science and the Environment
Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
US Green Building Council
Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium
Low Impact Development- Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium
Pennsylvania Collegiate Green Sports Consortium


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Villanova is a member of the PA Collegiate Green Sports Consortium, a group of PA colleges and universities who are building an Athletic EcoRep programs on their campus. The group meets at least twice a year to discuss progress and challenges in program development. Students are encouraged to attend the meetings. There is no membership fee and other PA institutions are encouraged to join.

Research with Temple Villanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative (TVSSI) http://www.csc.temple.edu/t-vssi/
TVSSI works to identify local Stormwater Management successes to include in their regional database to help raise visibility.
A couple times a year our facilities department hosts members of neighboring or peer institution's facilities members to discuss our operations, including sustainability. This is also an opportunity for us to learn from them. Recently we have hosted Butler University, St. Joseph University, and the University of Delaware.


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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