Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alex Davis
Program Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Carbon Free Day

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:

ASU's Carbon Free Day (April 17, 2019) combined a traditional engagement program with carbon offsets and local tree planting to make a tangible step towards ASU's commitment to becoming climate positive by 2035. The event aimed to demonstrate small things everyone can do on a daily or weekly basis.

In the lead up to Carbon Free Day, ASU community members could choose between three areas for pledges (transportation, food, energy) or create their own pledge. Options were provided to fit a broad range of the community. In addition, departmental pledges were offered, such as using alternate work schedules to reduce commuting emissions.

To make the day carbon neutral, ASU estimated its average daily emissions and purchased offsets and planted trees to eliminate its estimated 768 tons of emissions.

Event page:
https://earthmonth.asu.edu/carbon-free-day

More information:
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190411-arizona-impact-asu-first-carbon-free-day-earth-month

Note:
This program was created and implemented prior to ASU's decision to achieve carbon neutrality for Scopes 1 and 2


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Air & Climate

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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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