Silver

STARS v2.2

Bennington College

Bennington, VT, US


Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted
Silver 47.37 March 29, 2024 Holly Andersen Jan. 26, 2021
Curriculum
18.73 / 40.00
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Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 4.55 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 0.18 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Research
4.67 / 18.00
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Research and Scholarship Not Pursuing 0.00 / 12.00
Support for Sustainability Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Complete 0.67 / 2.00
Campus Engagement
14.82 / 21.00
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Student Educators Program Complete 2.05 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 0.80 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 1.72 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development and Training Complete 1.25 / 2.00
Public Engagement
8.60 / 20.00
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Community Partnerships Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.76 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 0.84 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Air & Climate
4.48 / 11.00
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Emissions Inventory and Disclosure Complete 1.77 / 3.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 2.71 / 8.00
Buildings
3.50 / 8.00
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Building Design and Construction Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.00 / 5.00
Energy
3.42 / 10.00
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Building Energy Efficiency Complete 0.00 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 3.42 / 4.00
Food & Dining
4.35 / 8.00
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Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.80 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 1.55 / 2.00
Grounds
3.92 / 4.00
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Landscape Management Complete 1.92 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Purchasing
0.50 / 6.00
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Sustainable Procurement Complete 0.25 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Transportation
0.94 / 7.00
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Campus Fleet Complete 0.14 / 1.00
Commute Modal Split Complete 0.00 / 5.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 0.80 / 1.00
Waste
4.86 / 10.00
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Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 3.58 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.78 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Water
2.00 / 6.00
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Water Use Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Coordination & Planning
4.50 / 9.00
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Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 1.00 / 4.00
Inclusive and Participatory Governance Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Reporting Assurance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Diversity & Affordability
6.82 / 10.00
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Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.44 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.88 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 1.50 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 3.00 / 4.00
Investment & Finance
0.50 / 7.00
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Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Wellbeing & Work
2.52 / 7.00
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Employee Compensation Complete 0.00 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.77 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Bicycle Friendly University In Progress 0.00 / 0.50
Carbon Mitigation Project Development Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Community Garden Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Dining Services Certification In Progress 0.00 / 0.50
Diversity and Equity Recognition Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Energy System Certification Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Fair Trade Campus Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Food Bank Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Green Athletics Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Green Cleaning Certification Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Green Event Certification Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Green Laboratory Program Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Grounds Certification In Progress 0.00 / 0.50
Natural Wastewater Systems Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Network for Student Social Innovation Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Nitrogen Footprint Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Pay Scale Equity Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Sanctuary Institution In Progress 0.00 / 0.50
Serving Underrepresented Students Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Single-Use Plastic Ban Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Social Enterprise Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Spend Analysis Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Stakeholder Engagement Standard Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Stormwater Modeling Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Student Living Wage Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Sustainability Course Designation Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Sustainability Office Diversity Program Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Sustainability Projects Fund In Progress 0.00 / 0.50
Textbook Affordability Complete 0.25 / 0.50
Water Balance Complete 0.00 / 0.50
Wellbeing Certification Not Started 0.00 / 0.50
Innovation A Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Innovation B Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Innovation C Complete 0.50 / 0.50

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