|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
Washington and Lee University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
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Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
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):
AASHE and Second Nature
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):
Virginia Sustainability in Higher Education Consortium
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):
U.S. Composting Council Conference, National Climate Summit
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):
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. The Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education serves on AASHE Advisory 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:
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.
Mentoring is also 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.
Every year since 2017, we host Virginia Military Institute's conservation biology course in the fall to discuss the sustainability programs we have on our campus and ways in which VMI could try to incorporate some of these ideas onto their campus. While this is a very specific engagement and doesn't involve all of VMI, we are still working with another university to share sustainability ideas.
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:
The Director of Sustainability has served as a peer reviewer for James Madison University STARS reports twice in the last three years.
A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.