Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.67
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Oct. 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boston University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Zero Waste Task Force

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:

The BU Zero Waste Task Force is a working coalition motivated to acheive Zero Waste by 2030, per outlined within Boston University's Climate Action Plan. The Zero Waste Task Force is charged with delivering a plan with clear action; collaborating with partners, local universities, the city of Boston, and other outside organizations; rethinking and redesigning supply chain and waste stream systems; establishing accurate data collection and reporting systems; and engaging the BU community.

As of Spring 2020, the approval of the final draft of the Zero Waste Plan is on hold due to COVID-19.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This represents FY2020 BU Metrics.

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