Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.95
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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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):

AASHE and Second Nature


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):

Virginia Sustainability in Higher Education Consortium


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):

The Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education worked with her counterpart at William and Mary to put together a networking session of the most recent AASHE conference.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

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

Yes. The Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education serves as a co-chair of VASHE.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

This is one of the purposes of the VASHE network. Any new members are encouraged to reach out and visit other campuses. W&L has hosted new sustainability officers either in person or on the phone on several occasions.


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:

This is another one of the purposes of the VASHE network. We host quarterly calls and a yearly get-together to share information and support. Additionally, W&L has participated in the Solar Market Pathways (U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative) project with the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia.


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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