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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 Gold
Overall Score 77.43
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Washington, Seattle
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Claudia Frere-Anderson
Director
UW Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

The Seattle Green Building Slam is an annual event which celebrates examples of sustainable construction. The University of Washington's Integrated Design Lab is a co-sponsor of the event, which traditionally takes place on the UW campus, along with the Northwest Eco Building Guild.

http://www.ecobuilding.org/seattle/gbs


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

The University helps fund and participates in the U District Partnership (UDP). The Partnership is a 501 (c) 3 that is dedicated to promoting a vibrant, innovative and diverse community surrounding the campus. The partnership was forged through a four-year period of time that saw unprecedented levels of community engagement and collaboration between the City, the UW, Sound Transit, Business Owners, Property Owners, and Residents of the District. Together they crafted a Strategic Plan guided by a Steering Committee. Their efforts produced a long term, sustainable organization that provides the community with the leadership capacity required to realize their own goals. Among the principles specified as part of the partnership's strategic plan is to "build an environmentally and economically sustainable neighborhood."


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:
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A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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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.