Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.83
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Virginia Commonwealth University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Joseph Costa
Sustainability Projects and Program Coordinator
Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

VCU has shared information on its RFP for its Climate Action Plan,VCU Sustainability Committee structure, Bike Share, Anaerobic Digester, and VCU Rice Center with other interested universities nationally. VCU is also part of AASHE, ACUPCC and USGBC, and VCU's Sustainability Director, Erin Stanforth, sat on the AASHE Advisory Council STARS Taskforce


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

VCU is a member of The Greater Virginia Green Building Council (GVGBC), Resilient Virginia, AASHE, ACUPCC and USGBC. VCU Sustainability is on the VCU Council for Community Engagement and the City of Richmond Sustainability Advisory Plan.


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Erin Stanforth presented twice at the 2017 AASHE conference

Sustainability Planning: Year One Into Implementation
● With Portland Community College and UVA

Sustainable Transportation Programs: Nationwide Trends and Practical
Case Studies
● With American University, University of Arkansas, and Sightlines


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Sustainable Transportation Programs: Nationwide Trends and Practical
Case Studies
● With American University, University of Arkansas, and Sightlines


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? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Director of Sustainability Erin Stanforth has sat on the board of Resiliant Virginia, Sustainability Purchasing Leadership Council, as well as the AASHE Advisory Council STARS Taskforce


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The "Power Dialogue" April 2016 Statewide event focused on addressing Climate Change. The event Featured VCU, University of Richmond, Virginia Tech, and James Madison University


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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