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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 47.40
Liaison Havina Georgieva
Submission Date April 4, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

FIE: Foundation for International Education
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Deanna Gouros
External Communication Coordinator
External Communication
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
EAUC: The Environmental Associations for Universities & Colleges

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

FIE is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. FIE's Diversity and Inclusivity policies and initiatives encourage and enable underrepresented groups to engage in all aspects of FIE student life.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
AASHE: Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

FIE is proud to be a member of AASHE, a non-profit membership organistion that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.

FIE regularly attends conferences, utilises resources, and is currently developing the use of AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS ) program to further enhance its commitment to sustainability in education.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
ClimateCare

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

ClimateCare is an organisation that offsets global greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of companies and individuals. These offsets are made through a range of projects around the world that not only make real reductions in carbon emissions but also make a difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s least developed countries.

Since 2012, FIE has been partnering with ClimateCare to tackle the impact associated with the business travel of its staff and to offset its own CO₂emissions. To date, FIE has proudly offset 226.78 tonnes, contributing £1700.85 towards sustainable projects around the world.

https://climatecare.org/our-partners


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

FIE is also an active member of ICU, BUTEX, and VINSPIRED.


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.