Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Western Technical College
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Joshua Housel
Sustainability Intern
Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Sustainability Forum: Sharing ideas, determining actions- In this Partnership Western Technical College collaborates with the 7 Rivers Alliance, Fifth Season Cooperative, Food Resource Agribusiness Network, La Crosse Disposal System, MRRPC, SHE, and the Wisconsin Food Network. This partnership connects the community in providing a forum which the community can discussion issues on all three levels of the triple bottom line. These community leader then are able to follow through with the identified issues, providing financial as well as labor support. Key stakeholders in the community work alongside of each project and engaged in solving the systematic sustainability changes set for the community.

Sustainability Institute- Western Technical College is partnered with Gunderson Health Systems, The City of La Crosse, and Organic Valley. The Sustainability Institute is housed at Western Technical College but serves the 7 Rivers Region. We provide a forum to raise all efforts by aligning with local partnerships and resources to enhance offerings. Our hopes are to grow and cultivate sustainability in our region by hosting conversations and conferences to move sustainability forward in our region.


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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