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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 Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carlos Ochoa
Director
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Office for Sustainability staff work on numerous committees for the City of Fayetteville, such as the Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition (FCGC). Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), now titled Enactus (ENtrepreneurial-ACTion-US), is an entrepreneurial group at the University of Arkansas. Enactus has a "Green Team" that undertakes sustainable entrepreneurial endeavors, such as replacing custodial spray bottles with old coca cola or pepsi bottles to reduce the purchase and use of new plastic bottles. The school's Applied Sustainability Center, Walton College of Business and the University of Arkansas at large all help to host an annual Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

The University of Arkansas and the City of Fayetteville are members of the Town/Gown committee. Members from each organization meet at least quarterly to discuss projects that range from solid waste and recycling to transportation issues.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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.