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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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Overall Score Expired
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
Office of 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:

A large number of whitepapers, conference presentations, tutorials, manuals, and other information are available electronically on the Office of Sustainability website, http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Sustainability/academics/research.html. Members of the Office of Sustainability staff and faculty affiliated with the School of Global Sustainability routinely make presentations at local, regional, national, and international venues to share information and best practices regarding sustainability in higher education using our university operations and curriculum as an example. USF President Genshaft has recently (2010) published a synthetic article in The Presidency that reviews the university’s commitment to sustainability and some of our recent practices, http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Sustainability/academics/pdfs/JG%20The%20Presidency%20Sustainability.pdf. The Provost, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, and the Director of the Office of Sustainability have posted their overview of the USF case online through AASHE, http://www.aashe.org/files/aashe2010-materials/Wells%20et%20al.pdf


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

The university is an institutional member of a large number of sustainability organizations at local, regional, state, national, and international levels, including the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Society for College and University Planning, among many others. Local affiliations include the USGS - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, the USGS - Southeast Ecological Science Center, the USGS - Florida Water Science Center, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, among others. In addition, the university, through its Office of Sustainability, actively works with Sustainable Florida (Collins Center), the local chapter of the Sierra Club, the Urban Charrette (Tampa), the Sustany Foundation (Tampa), and many other sustainability related organizations.


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

Faculty affiliated with the School of Global Sustainability (http://sgs.usf.edu) and the Patel Center for Global Solutions (http://patelcenter.usf.edu) maintain active research and outreach projects with colleagues at other colleges and universities at local, regional, state, national, and international levels. The Office of Sustainability has worked with Sustainable Florida (Collins Center), which organizes university sustainability in the state of Florida, to host the 2009 Campus and Community Sustainability Conference and EXPO. The Director has been invited to provide a keynote address at Florida A&M University, The staff of the Office of Sustainability will be participating in the Sustainability Roundtable held at the University of Florida in 2011.


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration 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.