Burlington, VT, US
|Rating||Score||Liaison||Submission Date||Executive Letter|
|Silver||52.19||Christina Erickson||June 6, 2016||Download|
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Champlain College believes that a curriculum infused with sustainability concepts will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to address sustainability challenges in their personal and professional lives.
|Academic Courses||Complete||5.08 / 14.00|
|Learning Outcomes||Complete||1.71 / 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|
Champlain College believes encouraging sustainability outreach efforts will help foster a campus culture that values reducing its environmental impact, diversity, and engaging with the local community and economy.
|Student Educators Program||Complete||1.37 / 4.00|
|Student Orientation||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
|Student Life||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
|Outreach Materials and Publications||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
|Outreach Campaign||Complete||4.00 / 4.00|
|Employee Educators Program||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 3.00|
|Employee Orientation||Complete||1.00 / 1.00|
|Staff Professional Development||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 2.00|
Champlain College believes in the importance of having students, faculty, and staff learn from and serve with community partners. These experiences strengthen ties within the community and contribute to Champlain College’s and the Burlington community’s overall sustainability.<< show less
|Community Partnerships||Complete||2.00 / 3.00|
|Inter-Campus Collaboration||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
|Continuing Education||Not Applicable||
Total adjusted for non-applicable credits
|Community Service||Complete||0.80 / 5.00|
|Community Stakeholder Engagement||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 2.00|
|Participation in Public Policy||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 2.00|
|Trademark Licensing||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 2.00|
|Hospital Network||Not Applicable||
Total adjusted for non-applicable credits
Champlain College is committed to creating a more sustainable physical campus. This includes retrofitting older buildings and ensuring that the construction of new buildings meets LEED standards.
|Building Operations and Maintenance||Complete||0.57 / 4.00|
|Building Design and Construction||Complete||1.97 / 3.00|
|Indoor Air Quality||Complete||1.00 / 1.00|
Champlain College supports a more sustainable campus dining service by enacting and following initiatives which include buying locally sourced and fair-trade certified food, reducing food waste, and utilizing the Real Food Challenge Calculator.
|Food and Beverage Purchasing||Complete||0.60 / 4.00|
|Low Impact Dining||Complete||1.00 / 3.00|
Champlain College manages its grounds with a focus on native plantings, storm water management, ground debris composting, and a limited use of pesticides and fertilizers.
|Landscape Management||Complete||0.27 / 2.00|
This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions that own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to any of the following:
Institutions may identify legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and regions of conservation importance using the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) for Research & Conservation Planning or an equivalent resource or study.
Champlain College contributes to a building a sustainable economy by purchasing goods and services from local, environmentally-friendly, or socially-just businesses. Additionally, Champlain strives to do business with entities that meet environmental guidelines.
|Electronics Purchasing||Complete||0.25 / 1.00|
|Cleaning Products Purchasing||Complete||0.25 / 1.00|
|Office Paper Purchasing||Complete||0.53 / 1.00|
|Inclusive and Local Purchasing||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 1.00|
|Life Cycle Cost Analysis||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 1.00|
|Guidelines for Business Partners||Complete||0.25 / 1.00|
Champlain College is committed to reducing green house gas emissions related to transportation by creating initiatives and policies which incentivize students, faculty, and staff to use more sustainable means of commuting to and from campus. These initiative and policies include but are not limited to providing bike storage and parking facilities (including showers), free city public transportation, and a free campus shuttle service.<< show less
|Campus Fleet||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 1.00|
|Student Commute Modal Split||Complete||1.71 / 2.00|
|Employee Commute Modal Split||Complete||0.82 / 2.00|
|Support for Sustainable Transportation||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
Champlain College strives to reduce waste in a variety of ways which includes but is not limited to reducing the creation of waste, obtaining a high diversion recycling rate, composting pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps, encouraging the donation of unwanted items and clothing, and providing receptacles for the collection of batteries and E-waste.<< show less
|Waste Minimization||Complete||3.21 / 5.00|
|Waste Diversion||Complete||1.65 / 3.00|
|Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 1.00|
|Hazardous Waste Management||Complete||1.00 / 1.00|
Champlain College focuses on reducing water waste by installing water conservation/efficient fixtures and managing stormwater through a series of grounds features including bioswale, a green roof, and permeable pavement.
This credit is weighted more heavily for institutions located in areas of water stress and scarcity and less heavily for institutions in areas with relative water abundance. The points available for this credit are determined by the level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus,, as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas and detailed in the following table:
|Rainwater Management||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
|Wastewater Management||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 1.00|
Champlain College understands that diversity is a crucial component of being a sustainable instruction. Champlain works to increase its diversity through the deliberate and thoughtful recruitment of students and employees to foster a highly inclusive community. Additionally, Champlain strives to provide aid to students from underrepresented groups and low-income households in order to make their education possible.
|Diversity and Equity Coordination||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
|Assessing Diversity and Equity||Complete||0.75 / 1.00|
|Support for Underrepresented Groups||Complete||2.00 / 2.00|
|Support for Future Faculty Diversity||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 1.00|
|Affordability and Access||Complete||2.80 / 4.00|
Champlain College understands that being a sustainable institution includes being a fair and responsible employer and maintaining a healthy environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
|Employee Compensation||Not Pursuing||0.00 / 3.00|
|Assessing Employee Satisfaction||Complete||1.00 / 1.00|
|Wellness Program||Complete||1.00 / 1.00|
|Workplace Health and Safety||Complete||0.66 / 2.00|
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.