Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Submission Date June 3, 2015
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Wake Forest University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Wake Forest sustainability staff and faculty from several disciplines have presented at national conferences on a variety of sustainability-related topics.

Additionally, the director has presented collaboratively on conference panels with peers from other campuses including University of Florida, University of Arizona, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Davidson, Duke, UC Boulder, Emory University, University of Vermont, College of Charleston, UT Austin, and Middlebury. Topics have included alternative approaches to sustainability curriculum, engaging faculty from a non-academic post, climate action planning, mentoring student leaders, creating campus networks for sustainability, creating effective internship programs, and campus/community partnerships.

In 2010, Wake Forest hosted a "Sustainability across the Curriculum" conference that brought together experts from across North America to address the challenges of taking curriculum for sustainability to the next level. As a follow-up to this conference, a member of the Wake Forest faculty published an edited volume of case studies for publication; the volume is "Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges and Opportunities Across the Curriculum" (2012).

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:

Southeast Sustainability Network

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

The Director of Sustainability is a founding member of the ad hoc Southeast Sustainability Network, a collaborative effort to connect sustainability directors from institutions across the region. The group meets monthly by conference call to share best practices and ideas. The work of the group is hosted on a private Google site.

The director was a founding member of AASHE and now serves on the organization's advisory council.

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

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