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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.80
Liaison John Arendt
Submission Date Sept. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laurie Case
Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator
Chancellor's Office
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainable Learning Community

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The Sustainability Learning Community in Fall 2013 focused on the interconnections between science, business and philosophy, as related to the concept of sustainability, which is extremely important in an era of increasing population and the potential threat of resource scarcity. This Learning Community also relates closely to the historical mission of UWGB, which includes both an interdisciplinary and environmental focus.

Students in the Learning Community had the opportunity to participate in a tour of several renewable energy projects in Wisconsin, including the Aldo Leopold Center in Baraboo, a dairy farm with an anaerobic digestion system, and a wind farm.

Students will also had the opportunity to complete a number of hands-on projects/activities that will highlight the interrelationships between the three courses, which will include measuring energy usage and calculating the impacts of energy conservation activities, learning about current business practices on sustainability, and exploring the philosophical issues associated with modern environmental issues.

Students also interacted with faculty for additional one-on-one or small group discussions on these and other topics that may be of interest.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

One student relayed that he received a job offer for an internship because of his participation in the Sustainability Learning Community.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research No
Campus Engagement ---
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation 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.