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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 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Utah State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

USU Engineers Without Borders has helped implement a variety of projects: solar panels, wells, water pumps, dormitories, lighting systems, water filtration, and latrines over the last six years in Mexico, Peru, and Uganda. "EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders." These projects address social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

The short term study abroad program for International Forestry and Natural Resource management program takes a broad view of key natural resource issues that have global scope, implication, and effect. Students examine specific case studies and examples by traveling to the tropical rain forests of Puerto Rico.
https://globalengagement.usu.edu/files/programs/pdf/107/PuertoRicoElVerdeFieldStation.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.