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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 51.71
Liaison Jeffrey Severin
Submission Date July 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kansas
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kim Criner
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Center for 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:

Waste Reduction Manager Eric Nelson presented at AASHE 2014 on Athletics Recycling at the University of Kansas. The Center for Sustainability Director, Jeff Severin presented in partnership with Staples at AASHE 2014, with the Kansas State University Sustainability Director at AASHE 2011, and with Energy Solutions Professionals at the Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference in 2013. The Center also shares resources through the Green School List and Kansas Higher Education Sustainability Network, and occasionally contributes news items to the AASHE Bulletin. The director also meets regularly with sustainability coordinators from area institutions, and consults with other institutions by phone and email.


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:

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, member since 2008
Kansas Higher Education Sustainability Network, member since founding in 2010
Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (http://www.kacee.org), member since 2008
National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS)


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

In spring 2012, the University of Kansas held a friendly competition against Kansas State University to see which school could achieve the highest diversion rate during the RecycleMania competition.

For the past three years, the University of Kansas has participated in the Kansas Hunger Dialogue Community College where universities and junior colleges from all over the state of Kansas come together to discuss how to address hunger in their communities and the state.

Additionally, KU Dining Services professional staff have been active members in their professional association's on-going sustainability initiatives, Participating on various peer institution committees to establish campus dining sustainability programs, guidelines, awards and national training sessions.


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