Sustainability Partnership of the Northern Rockies

Sustainability Partnership of the Northern Rockies

Our Mission—The Sustainability Partnership of the Northern Rockies (SPNR) is a collaborative partnership among higher education institutions in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Utah and Eastern Washington dedicated to advancing sustainability practices through education, research, outreach, and improved campus operations.

As a knowledge bank of individuals who share expertise and resources, SPNR  supports economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable initiatives among  Inland Northwest and Northern Rockies bioregion members.

By joining SPNR, you will have the opportunity to build capacity through networking, and to participate in facilitated discussions and workshops regarding sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation. This collaborative network works to create a platform for information sharing of expertise and resources between institutions of the same region that are facing similar issues. 

In addition SPNR works directly with each member to identify their needs and interests in sustainable practices. Topical workshops and webinars will be designed for members based on identified needs and interests. The workshops and webinars will aim to give members the knowledge and tools to bring back to their institution to create successful initiatives or programs. SPNR members will also be invited to showcase their successes so others may learn from them.

Future goals include—

  1. Co-writing case study whitepapers about sense-of-place oriented solutions that work
  2. Creating faculty, staff and student training and resource packs
  3. Develop of bioregion-wide adaptation and climate action plan
  4. Workshops and webinars