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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 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Matthew Derr
President
Administrative
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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:

Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium

Sterling College is a founding member of the Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium. Below is a description.

Founded by a coalition of higher education institutions, the Vermont Higher
Education Food Systems Consortium is a statewide organization established in
2013 dedicated to the creation of sustainable and robust regional and global food
system through Vermont-based education, research, outreach, and direct
connection to farm, forest, and value-added agricultural opportunities.
The Consortium will strengthen Vermont’s place as a world-renowned center for
food systems education, research, and outreach. Working together, members of
the Consortium will increase student enrollment in food-systems-related disciplines
in the state, strengthen the capacity of each partnering institution to meet its
mission as it relates to food systems, and serve Vermont’s expanding and
entrepreneurial food system movement.

Sterling College has also hosted workshops for other Vermont colleges on Divestment from Fossil Fuels and various other workshops.

For more information on how Sterling collaborates with other colleges, please contact President Matthew Derr


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:

Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium

Sterling College is a founding member of the Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium. Below is a description.

Founded by a coalition of higher education institutions, the Vermont Higher
Education Food Systems Consortium is a statewide organization established in
2013 dedicated to the creation of sustainable and robust regional and global food
system through Vermont-based education, research, outreach, and direct
connection to farm, forest, and value-added agricultural opportunities.
The Consortium will strengthen Vermont’s place as a world-renowned center for
food systems education, research, and outreach. Working together, members of
the Consortium will increase student enrollment in food-systems-related disciplines
in the state, strengthen the capacity of each partnering institution to meet its
mission as it relates to food systems, and serve Vermont’s expanding and
entrepreneurial food system movement.


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Sterling College is also a member of Vermont Campus Sustainability Network. he Vermont Campus Sustainability Network (VCSN), formerly called the Vermont Campus Energy Group (VCEG), is a campus resource promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability at Vermont institutions of higher education. VCSN is a platform for stimulating an inclusive dialogue on sustainability efforts within the state. VCSN is hosted by the UVM Office of Sustainability, with funding through Efficiency Vermont.

VCSN promotes environmental awareness and action on Vermont’s campuses and within Vermont’s larger communities through the free exchange of information, focused education and events, creative collaborations, and specific projects and initiatives. We believe that Vermont’s campus communities have the knowledge, will, and resources to lead society-at-large to a more just, equitable, and environmentally sustainable future.

http://www.vtgreencampus.org/


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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