Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.01
Liaison Paul Mathisen
Submission Date May 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Liz Tomaszewski
Facilities Systems Manager/Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Department
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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 (Assoc. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed)


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):

NECSC (New England College Sustainability Council)


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

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

J.A. Orr, K. Kao, "STARS Express: How WPI Completed STARS in under 2.5 Months," AASHE Annual Meeting, Oct. 29, 2015; J.A.Orr, Sustainabilty Communications at WPI, AIM Sustainability Roundtable, Waters Corp.


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):

Campus Sustainability Achievement Award-Worcester Polytechnic Institute Bike Share Program


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):

AASHE Advisory Committee - Liz Tomaszewski


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:

WPI collaborates with the Worcester Clean Tech Initiative (WCTI) to promote sustainability-related entrepreneurial activities. Also, WPI operates the Worcester Community Project Center through which our students work in the community with most projects involving one or more aspects of sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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For more information about WPI's collaboration with other institutions, see https://www.wpi.edu/news/2014synerge and
http://www.wcti.org/about-us/

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.