Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 16, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bates Clean Sweep

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:

Clean Sweep is a huge yard sale filled with items left behind by students and donated by the college and faculty/staff at the end of the year.

Every spring volunteers from local non-profit organizations help us collect truckloads of donated items from student residences. We clean, organize, and price everything. Then we help organize a large, one-day yard sale, usually in late June. All of the earnings go to participating local nonprofits. Bates raises more than $20,000 for local community nonprofits, proving one man’s trash is a community’s treasure.

We estimate that we save roughly 8 tons of clothing and goods from heading to the landfill every year.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Public Engagement
Waste

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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