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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bard College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Laurie Husted
Sustainability Manager
Bard Office of Sustainability (BoS)
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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
UN Sustainable Development 17 goals to transform our world


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):

NYS Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE)
Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC)


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):

Laurie Husted presented at the NYS Sustainability Conference 2016, hosted by SUNY New Paltz- I did a green infrastructure presentation focused on our on site demonstration of 5 green infrastructure practices associated with our porous asphalt parking lot and constructed wetland. The panel was: Title: Rain Gardens, Green Roofs, Rainwater Harvesting, Permeable Pavement, and Bioretention Areas: Campus Green Infrastructure Projects Funded through the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation


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):

In May 2016 Bard was the recipient of a grant to pilot Micro Hydro Power on campus. The proposal identified 6,700 other dams in NYS that might be opportunities for extensions of developing clean power across the state, including dams on other college campuses. We have brought several other colleges into our process including West Point Military Academy and SUNY New Paltz.


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):

Michele Dominy, Environmental Consortium of NY


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Students from a Food System Practicum analyzed publicly available food waste data and conducted a poll that was sent out to more than 10 other institutions to gain insight into food waste volumes, rates, and disposal methods.


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:

Representatives from Sarah Lawrence College have corresponded with representatives from Bard to initiate forming a "Sustainability Council" based upon work already being done at Bard. Views into the concepts and applications in place were provided, in detail, upon request, to the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Sarah Lawrence College


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.