Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.38
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Wellesley College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
2.50 / 3.00 Dorothea Von Herder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilties
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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
US Green Building Council


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):

Wellesley is a member of the following networks:
Consortium with Babson University and Olin College
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
Sustainable Student Leaders Symposium
Wellesley Green Collaborative


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
No

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

Wellesley College, Olin College, Bentley College, and Babson College were recognized as academic participants in the Food Rescue Initiative in Metro-West Boston. This pilot initiative was awarded the EPA Merit Award on September 12, 2018.
https://www.epa.gov/environmental-merit-awards-new-england/2018-environmental-merit-award-recipients#Environmental


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):

On March 31st, 2016, Wellesley hosted the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Annual Conference.


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:

In the Fall of 2018 the Office of Sustainability at Wellesley is cohosting a sustainability workshop for faculty with Babson College following the reception of a BOW (Babson-Olin-Wellesley) Grant in the Spring of 2018. Additionally, the Office of Sustainability at Wellesley communicates frequently with other sustainability offices to learn what works best for them.


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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