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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 Bronze
Overall Score 40.28
Liaison Charles McClaugherty
Submission Date April 27, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Mount Union
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa Gardner
Executive Director of Marketing
Office of Marketing
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the ... (Yes)

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

The University of Mount Union has collaborated with other colleges or universities to help build campus sustainability broadly. Thus, we believe the institution has met the criteria for this credit.

Papers, Guides, Presentations and Other Resources
• In June of 2010, Blaine Lewis, director of the Physical Plant, joined with representatives of Westlake Reed Leskosky Architects to offer a presentation on the geothermal system in Mount Union’s silver-LEED certified Gartner Welcome Center at an AASHE sustainability conference.


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

Local, State, Regional, National and Other Campus Sustainability Organizations or Consortia
• American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
• APPA (regional and national)


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

Additional Collaboration

Higher Education Energy Seminar
Members of the University of Mount Union’s business affairs and physical plant staff attended an energy seminar with other professionals in higher education, hosted by Hiram College.

Networking
Members of the Mount Union community continually network with their counterparts at other higher education institutions in regard to sustainability. Physical Plant administrators have discussed energy strategy with representatives from institutions including Malone University, Walsh University and John Carroll University. They have also networked with Youngstown State University through Johnson Controls, Mount Union’s energy controls provider.

Recent Grant Application
The University of Mount Union recently submitted a grant application to the Hoover Foundation in partnership with Kent State University-Stark Campus to start a Stark County Sustainability Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to serve as a clearinghouse for sustainability initiatives around the county to increase awareness of current efforts.

This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. The individual responsible for collecting information regarding inter-campus collaboration on sustainability is Melissa Gardner, executive director of marketing, (330) 823-6092 or gardnemf@mountunion.edu.


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

The information presented here is self-reported and has not been verified by AASHE or a third party. If you believe any of this information is erroneous, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Accuracy Inquiry Form.