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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Submission Date July 26, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Mennonite University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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


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):

VASHE, Virginia Clean Cities


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
No

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

NFTN Application AASHE Sustainability Research Award submission:
The Nitrogen Footprint Tool Network: A Multi-Institution Program to Research and
Reduce Nitrogen Pollution

Collaborating institutions: Brown University, Colorado State University, Dickinson College, Eastern Mennonite U niversity, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Hawaii, University of NewHampshire, University of Virginia and US Environmental Protection Agency


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):

Co-chair of VASHE (Virginia Sustainability in Higher Education)


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:

EMU and JMU are working together with local nonprofits to spur changes in local government, the municipal utility and citizenry to plan for and work at mitigating contributions to climate change. These efforts include EMU, JMU, Rocktown Renew and Climate Action Alliance of the Valley (CAAV).


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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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.