Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.35
Liaison Mike Evans
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Williams College
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Hank Art
Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

By sustainability we mean the ability of physical, biological, economic, social, and/or cultural systems to interact with the environment in ways that can endure for long periods of time, without diminishment of environmental quality or the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Sustainability related research may have as its central, core organizing principle the exploration of sustainability, or unsustainability, in particular systems or as concepts. It may also explore a single sustainability principle or issue, but may not have that as its central question, or it may concentrate on one system or technology related to sustainability.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

A survey was sent to all faculty asking them to self-identify their research as sustainability related.

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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