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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 58.08
Liaison Kristi Wiedemann
Submission Date March 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Princeton University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shana Weber
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Princeton actively collaborates with other colleges and universities to support campus sustainability initiatives and share best practices. The following list of events and associated resources includes examples of our efforts in this area:

2014
-Shana Weber, Ph.D., Sustainability Director at Princeton, participated in “Framing Next Generation Sustainability,” a pre-conference panel at the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) 2014 Conference, co-hosted by ISCN, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
-At the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference at Brown University, Dr. Weber presented, “Sustainability Performance from an Eco-Regional Perspective.”
-At the fall 2014 AASHE conference, Kristi Wiedemann, Sustainability Manager at Princeton, delivered the presentation, “Pathways to Leadership: Sustainability & Career Development.”

2013
- Dr. Weber presented “The Sustainability Research Collaborative: A Multi-Institutional Model for Applied Investigation” at the AASHE 2013 Conference.
- Dr. Weber presented, “Sustainability Performance from an Eco-Regional Perspective” to the Ivy+ Sustainability Working Group.

2012
-The Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences conference, Dr. Weber: “Bridging the Research and Implementation Gap in the Sustainability Field”
-The training company, Academic Impressions, invited Dr. Weber to host various presentations focusing on strategic planning, marketing, and branding, as they applied to sustainability. The presentations were given to college sustainability professional audiences.
- Dr. Weber delivered a “Campus as a Living Laboratory” presentation to the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability. She discussed campus as a laboratory and how it relates to the Princeton sustainability plan.
- Dr. Weber hosted “The Sustainability Identity Crisis” at the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium.
-Princeton hosted landscape architects from other campuses for Dr. Weber’s presentation, “Campus as a Lab: Green Roof Monitoring Project.”


The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability – member; director of Office of Sustainability, Dr. Shana Weber, Ph.D., became President of the organization in 2014
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education – member; Dr. Weber is an Advisory Council member and 2013 Co-Chair of the Listening Project
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium – Executive Sponsor
The Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group – Member


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
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The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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