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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 O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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University of Northern Iowa
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

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Complete Expired Eric O'Brien
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

UNI has many partnerships with the community of Cedar Falls and other communities across Iowa and the Midwest.

The University of Northern Iowa has been a leader in strengthening the local food economy in Iowa communities. We do our work through the Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership—a regional working group of food and farm businesses, restaurant and grocery owners, food service staff, and farmers’ market managers to develop a local and regional food system that positively impacts local farmers, consumers and businesses through education, collaboration, and economic development.

Sustainable Hometown Initiatives
How can we make a living in our towns and cities without compromising the earth’s capacity for self-renewal, without causing damage in Iowa and elsewhere? CEEE staff and students work with diverse community leaders, local governments, utilities and non-profit organizations to develop and implement policies and practices at the community-scale that reduce a community’s ecological footprint while improving soil, water, and air quality locally and elsewhere.


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.