Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.68
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Baldwin Wallace University
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:
BW became a non-smoking campus on January 1st, 2017 after a Student Government initiative to improve wellness on campus. According to Medical News Today, cigarette smoke produces 10 times more air pollution in the form of partiuclate matter (PM) than diesel car exhaust (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/12481.php). The policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, visitors, subcontractors, consultants and vendors on any BW property. It includes "any tobacco product, whether lighted or not, including but not limited to: cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless and chewing tobacco." It bans the use of tobacco in "all university buildings, athletic and recreational facilities, parking lots and university owned, or personal vehicles being driven or parked on campus." This policy aligns BW with a national trend at colleges and universities to have policies that ban tobacco and smoking.

Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) ---
Sulfur oxides (SOx) ---
Carbon monoxide (CO) ---
Particulate matter (PM) ---
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ---
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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