Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.53
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date July 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Dominguez Hills
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g. sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g. minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g. equipment and lighting) No
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices No

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program, including the specific components selected above:

The Green Event Certification program provides voluntary self-registration of events that adopt at least 5 points worth of green event practices. The checklist is attached, but it provides points for waste diversion, sustainable foods and purchasing, carbon offsets and alternative transportation for guests, and sustainable procurement. Events that are successful in achieving at least 5 points will automatically receive the appropriate event logo in their registration survey (i.e. bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level green event) to use in marketing.

Categories and point options are as follows:

Reduce Event Waste:
-Request mixed recycling and/or organics recycling at your event
-Donate leftover food to the Food Recovery Network chapter on campus.

Support Sustainable Foods:
-Plan menus using in-season, fresh, local, organic produce.
-Request food and beverage items that are Fair Trade Certified.
-Select vegetarian and vegan food options to reduce greenhouse gases.
-Request that campus catering serve locally farmed food from the CSUDH Campus Urban Farm and/or request food from the Farm directly.

Sustainable Supplies:
-Ban styrofoam plateware and products at the event
-Use reusable plateware and serviceware
-Serve water and beverages from a dispenser
-Go paperless
-Give attendees the option to refuse, recycle, or return unwanted copies of handouts.
-Print double sided
-For giveaways, give out sustainability-sourced products, reusable items, and/or prizes that are experienced-based instead of physical.

Support Attendees:
-Purchase carbon offsets
-Provide alternative transportation information to guests

Innovation Credit:
-Use decorations that recycle or re-purpose waste
-Come up with your own creative way of going green.


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

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