Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.09
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Composting Partnership with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

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:

As described in EN-10, Central Michigan University has the unique opportunity to partner with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (SCIT) on various projects. One of these is a new composting program which began in Fall 2019. The SCIT operates the Andahwod Continuing Care Community, which is a tribal elderly home.

This academic year, a team of students, staff, and faculty from CMU partnered with students, staff, and faculty from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College (SCTC) in order to implement a composting program at the Andahwod Facility. In just four months, the facility transitioned from throwing all food waste away, to composting nearly 300lbs of food waste per week. This was a groundbreaking cultural and environmental exchange which introduced sustainable food waste systems to the Andahwod Continuing Care Community.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining
Waste
Diversity & Affordability

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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A published article about the project is included on page 15 of the attached document. This is the February 2020 edition of the Tribal Observer, an official Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Newspaper.

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