Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Janice Welborn
Director of Sponsored Programs
Academic Affairs
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Second Nature
APPA/National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)
ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability
Habitat for Humanity
AmeriCorps Vista Stewards
The Mountain Institute
Solar Energy International
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory


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

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

Colorado Higher Education Sustainability Consortium
Western Alliance for Restoration Management
Center for Public Lands
EcoAction Partners
Cold Harbor Institute
Earthship Academy
Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & University of Colorado, Boulder
Northern NM College
Mountain Roots
Hispanic Affairs Program
The Town of Crested Butte, City of Gunnison, Gunnison County


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

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

Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO)- Julie Baca, Vice President of Administration presented on Sustainability topics spring 2022.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students 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):

International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)
32nd Headwaters Conference: Grief and Hope in a Changing Climate
UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)


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:

Western partners with Gunnison County and City of Gunnison. Both have provided strategic support and mentorship consisting of waste management, recycling strategies, climate action planning, and sustainability leadership within the greater community.
Western also partners with Northern New Mexico College and Coldharbour Institute. Butch Clark supports the college in NM to have an industrial arts program. This involves sharing spaces, workshops, lectures.
Western partners with the University of Colorado Boulder in the Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and the Outdoor Industry Master's program in the School of Business. This is an innovation program focused on use of recycled materials like plastic and metals.


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?:
No

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

Mountain Resilience Center partnership in the Himalayas.


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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