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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
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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


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):

Utah Higher Ed Sustainability Consortium


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):

Sean Damitz– Intermountain Sustainability Summit- Travel Clean Panel
Alexi Lamm- Intermountain Sustainability Summit- Selling Clean Air: Understanding Message Appeals and Sources
Stephanie Tomlin, Alexi Lamm, Jordy Guth- Utah Bike Summit- Collaboration: The key to USU's Cycling Success
Kate Stephens & Logan Christian- AASHE- Lessons Learned from Two Longstanding Green Funds
Alexi Lamm- AASHE- From Wisconsin to Utah: Utilizing Deep Engagement and Adaptive Management Strategies for Changing the Driving Culture


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

http://potlux.org/search?search_type=university&search=Utah+State+University
According to potlux website:
"Universities are at the forefront of environmental innovation; however, the communication mediums between them could be vastly improved. Potlux is a catalogue of ideas and a community of collegiate sustainability leaders. By sharing information and connecting with each other, Universities can adopt the best ideas into their sustainability platform and contact each other for support on how to accomplish this."

According to the invitation to contribute to Potlux:
"We invite you to share your college’s sustainability initiatives on Potlux by Monday, September 7, 2015. We’ve assembled a panel of students and environmental professionals (including Nobel Peace Prize share recipient Dr. Gary Yohe) to evaluate your school’s initiatives. Based on your uploaded content, we will select one college to be featured on the UNEP’s Sustainable Consumption and Production Clearinghouse. Together with your help, we plan to revolutionize the effectiveness of collegiate sustainability."


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? :
No

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

USU is currently collaborating with Weber State University on a community EV purchasing program.


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.