Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.75
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bucknell University
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Powering Campus with 1.6MW On-site Solar Plus Waste Management and Ecological Benefits

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:

This innovative project impacts and enhances Bucknell's Campus Sustainability by covering about 8% of energy utilization with no upfront capital investment except the land while reducing carbon footprint and utility bill. In addition to helping to reduce both carbon footprint and utility bill, this project will help with waste management (mulch), sheep grazing, and other research/learning. This project is in alignment with and contributes to the accomplishments of Bucknell’s 2010 Climate Action Plan consistent with the four PSC Working Groups: Carbon Neutrality – Reduce Bucknell's Scope 1 carbon footprint by about 10% through lower utilization of natural gas during the daytime. Pathway to Zero Waste – Provide an immediate solution for the diversion of mulch and leaf compost that cannot be stored and needs to be diverted with financial and environmental cost. Ecological Conservation and Restoration – Create biodiversity, a natural habitat for wildflowers and bees, and the potential for experimenting with plants and animal farming. Socially Responsible Investing – An example of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impact investment by leveraging existing assets (land) for “Budget Neutral, Carbon Neutrality." The project will actually have a net positive impact on the budget via electricity cost reductions.

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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