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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 60.07
Liaison Mark Klapatch
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

AASHE - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
CURC- College and University Recycling Coalition


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

UW System Sustainability


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

MAPPING THE ST. CROIX VALLEY: BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY

The St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development, established on campus in 2007, branched out across the river and state to become the St. Croix Institute in 2014. As a step toward a large goal of naming the region as a national heritage site, a myriad of campus and Institute efforts are recorded within a digital mapping project, “Mapping the St. Croix Valley: Beyond Sustainability.” A multimodal mapping of the lower St. Croix Valley’s quadruple bottom line approach to sustainability initiatives provides an interactive and accessible digital showcase for ways that science, nature, culture, economy and creativity intersect with community. The map tour highlights regional examples of sustainability within the intersection of social, economic, ecologic and community spheres. Color-coded keys on the map link to detailed information and imagery, while future initiatives placed on the map as vision markers, will promote discussion about campus and community priorities.

INDIVIDUALS WHO WORKED ON THIS PROJECT WERE: FLORENCE MONSOUR, MARY WRIGHT, KELLY CAIN AND CHARLIE RADAR


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Dr. Jill Coleman-Wasik is a member of the planning team for the St. Croix Summit.

Annually, the St. Croix Water Resources Planning Team (the Basin Team) and the St. Croix River Association present the St. Croix Summit, a conference dedicated to presenting information about the health of the St. Croix River and its watershed.

The Basin Team is an interstate, interagency partnership formed in 1993 to address water resource issues in the St. Croix Basin. It has developed water quality goals for the St. Croix and is working to implement water quality protection, outreach, and monitoring.

The SCRA’s mission is to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. With an approach based on partnerships, SCRA is working to realize a vision for the St. Croix as a place where rivers run free and clean, a diverse habitat sustains our unique and diverse flora and fauna, people have access to our National Park and the park flourishes, towns throughout the basin thrive, and people celebrate the river.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

UWRF and other schools in the UW-System continue to work together to advocate for change at the UW-System level as well as on the campus level. This is done through monthly conference calls and an annual meeting.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.