Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Amherst College
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Farm to School Town-Gown Project

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Our Director of Sustainability, Laura Draucker, is participating in the Amherst Regional School Systems Farm -to- School action team on behalf of the college. In 2018 Laura was selected to participate in a Mass Farm-to-School Retreat with the action team, and she was able to share lessons learned from the campuses own Farm to Dining program to inform progress at the K-12 level. She continues to serve on that team and brings expertise and support to that program as it grows.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining
community engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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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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