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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.

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Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date June 3, 2011
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Pomona College
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ginny Routhe
Sustainability Integration Office
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

The College engages in a variety of community partnerships. For instance, the College's Draper Center for Community Partnerships is partnered with a local organization Uncommon Good, which provides a variety of sustainability programming for local communities in need, including a federal grant to purue urban agriculture, green job training, and a "Teen Green" program for local youth. The Draper Center also organizes "alternative breaks," where students can participate in community service activities during academic breaks; many of the trips place students with sustainability-related organizations with whom the College has a long-standing relationship. Through a Davis Peace Prize, the college has also facilitated funding a summer program that helps to connect local youth to urban farming. The college is hosting the program at its organic farm and provides resources such as vehicles and office space. The College is also partnered with the City of Claremont's Sustainable Claremont non-profit for a variety of events and efforts, including a monthly Sustainability Dialog on campus. The College also has a Food Rescue program, through which student volunteers take prepared left-over food from the dining halls to local shelters or community organizations; partners with a local middle school for the Theatre for Young Audiences Program; Pomona Partners a mentoring program for kids grades 6-9; and participates in America Reads.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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