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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 Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:

Engineers Without Borders at USF is currently engaging in an effort to develop a clean water supply for an underdeveloped community in the Dominican Republic. The goal of this project, titled “Water for Miches”, is to bring clean water to the 500 residents of Miramar in the Dominican Republic. Miramar is a community within Miches, in the province of El Seibo, one of the poorest provinces in the Dominican Republic. Currently, the residents of Miramar have no established water source. Many gather water flowing from fractures in a distant water tower, despite this untreated water being a source of disease and unsuitable to meet the needs of these families. The purpose of our project is to design and install a potable water source in Miramar capable of meeting World Health Organization (WHO) standards by providing 20 liters of clean water per day to each of these 500 people.


The website URL where information about the immersive experience 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.