Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g. sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g. minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g. equipment and lighting) No
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program, including the specific components selected above:

ASU's Sustainability Certification Program includes events. The program offers a guide and test that helps participates incorporate sustainability into their event. The certification is comprehensive and covers all the areas above.

Event Certification Credits:
Procurement
Which of these efforts have been integrated into your event (Click all that apply)
1 point - When possible, local goods and services are purchased
1 point - Supplies are purchased in bulk
2 points - Event speaker was given a sustainable gift
2 points - Gifts or favors are limited or eliminated
1 point - T-shirts or other manufactured promotional items are made using sustainable materials
1 point - T-shirts or other manufactured promotional items are made using verifiable fair labor practices
2 points - Vendors of goods and services are committed to sustainability practices
2 points - The event does not use T-shirts or other manufactured promotional items
3 points - Supplies are borrowed, rented, or purchased secondhand
3 points – Event speaker was given a sustainable gift

Printing Practices
Which of these efforts have been integrated into your event? (Click all that apply)
1 point - Printed materials are provided by request only
1 point - Printed materials are printed double-sided
2 points - Printed materials are printed on 60% or more post-consumer recycled content paper
3 points - Printed materials are printed using soy based inks instead of petroleum based

Transportation Practices
Which of these efforts have been integrated into your event? (Click all that apply)
1 point - Electric, hybrid, or Enterprise car-sharing program vehicles are used
2 points - Public transportation is used or encouraged by the event staff

General Recycling & Waste Reduction
Which of these efforts have been integrated into your event? (Click all that apply)
1 point - All landfill bins have an accompanying recycling bin. Recycling bins can be requested for your event through Zero Waste.
1 point - No StyrofoamTM products are used by organizers, vendors, or attendees
2 points - Water is provided in pitchers in place of individual single serve water bottles
2 points - Condiments, spreads, and chips are served in bulk
2 points - Washable service ware is used
2 points - Recyclable service ware is used (if washable service ware is not)
2 points - Cloth tablecloths or cloth napkins are used
2 points - Event guides/agendas/programs are posted online prior to the event or distributed electronically
2 points - Name tags or badges are collected at the end of the event to be reused or recycled
3 points - Serving trays and dishes are reusable
3 points - Recyclable or reusable centerpieces are utilized
3 points - Online event registration medium and email are used to manage invites and RSVPs
3 points - Printed materials are provided by request only
3 points - Name tags, supplies, artwork, and decorations are reused from previous events
3 points - Signs, posters, and banners are printed without a date so they may be reused
11 Points - If your event is not serving any food, please select this box

Culture of Sustainability
Which of these efforts have been integrated into your event? (Click all that apply)
1 point - Promotional products are made from recycled or recyclable materials
1 point - Promotional products were purchased from a local Farmer’s Market
1 point - Signage and electronic media are used to inform participants about sustainability practices
1 point - Promotional products primarily consist of natural items
1 point - Event sustainability features are shared with attendees in pre-event literature
1 point - Sustainability efforts by staff and vendors are recognized
2 points - Sustainability terms or concepts are displayed at event
2 points - Attendees are engaged in a sustainability activity or demonstration
2 points - Department announcement, Press Release, or entry for the Sustainability in Action Blog submitted
3 points - Event planning staff set sustainability goals or objectives and assigns duties to meet them
3 points - Event staff attended a sustainability training session
3 points - Attendees are informed about and asked to help meet recycling and event sustainability goals

Health & Well-being
Which of these efforts have been integrated into normal business practices? (Click all that apply)
1 point - Event serves vegetarian or vegan options to help reduce meat consumption
1 point - Event serves locally grown/produced, in-season food, or organic food
1 point - If applicable, offer a side of fruit in place of normal dessert offerings
1 point - Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, and/or organic coffees and teas are served
2 points - Attendees are educated about sustainable foods, when served
6 points - If your event is not serving food, please check this box


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