Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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

Warren Wilson is a member of the following networks. Though some are not specifically "sustainability" networks, they are dedicated to sustainability issues/work and this alignment is part of Warren Wilson's purpose in affiliating:

AASHE; Second Nature; "We Are Still In;" Intentional Endowments Network (IEN); Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative; Presidents Alliance on Integration; Campus Compact (dedicated to civic engagement and issues-based learning); Bonner Leaders Institution (national program dedicated to civic/community engagement)

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

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

There are two state networks with whom our membership helps to enhance our sustainability work.

Warren Wilson College participates regularly in the meetings and programs of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. This is a statewide organization that helps to make college affordable for all students, encourages undergraduate research with student research grants, and hosts the annual competition, Ethics and the Environment.

We are an active member of The Appalachian College Association (ACA) which provides grants to fund sabbatical research projects at Warren Wilson that often include sustainability research.

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

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

Several Warren Wilson faculty presented sustainability-related topics at conferences last year held by associations that are sustainability-related in their scope of concern, though not named as "sustainability conferences." Presentation details follow.

1. CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) Environmental Justice Curricular Guide Development Task Force Meeting: As a member of the CSWE Environmental Justice Committee, this faculty member served as facilitator on the national task force of social work educators and practitioners to develop competencies and curricular resources addressing environmental justice in social work education. She previously facilitated the group responsible for the 2015 CSWE EPAS Competency: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice.
2. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting: This faculty member's presentation was titled, "Gender, Disaster, and Climate Change: Indonesia in the Crosshairs."
3. North American Association of Environmental Education: This faculty member’s presentation was titled, "From womb to tomb: Exploring natural burial as a tool for education and conservation."
4. I-4 (International Indonesian Scholars Association) Conference on Science, Technology, and Humanities: This faculty member’s presentation was titled, "Gender, Climate Change and Community Resilience."
5.Association for the Study of African American Life and History: This faculty member's presentation was titled, "To preserve for Future Reference": Homespun Heroines and Black Women's History."
6. PACE - Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference: This faculty member's presentation was titled, "Infusing Civic Identity Development in the Major: A Faculty Led Initiative."

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

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

Yes, a description of the operation of our campus vehicles was submitted to the North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) awards group who manages the NC Smart Fleet Awards Program. Warren Wilson received the highest level of award. Designated a A Smart Fleet Champion, the College was recognized for its fleet commitment and accomplishments in reducing petroleum use, thus reducing its CO2 and other harmful emissions. North Carolina-based fleets (both public and private sector) are recognized as supporters, leaders or champions based on their sustainability practices.

Has the institution had employees or students 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):

Yes, a faculty member serves on the Council on Social Work Education's (CWSE) Environmental Justice Committee

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:

Though we do not have a mentoring relationship at this time, we have mentored several colleges and universities in the past via our Green Walkabout of sustainable practices. For some, like Chatham College, we advised on Farm development, for many others, establishing recycling centers.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

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

Our Green Walkabout Tour of sustainable practices on campus continues to draw representatives from other colleges, municipalities and nonprofits who visit to learn about our practices and how they might be applied back at their own campus or community. See https://www.warren-wilson.edu/student-life/sustainability for Green Walkabout signage photos.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data was collected from the Director of the Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, Warren Wilson's President, and the Auto Shop Manager.

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