Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.19
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colgate University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainability Trip Tickets for Woodchips

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:

In 2017, Colgate University created a ticketing system to track the procurement of woodchips. Colgate has a large biomass plant that meets a lot of the university's heating needs. We found that it was necessary to ensure that our woodchips were coming from sustainably-managed sources, so the ticketing system was created. This will help to ensure that our woodchips are in line with our sustainability standards and will allow us to determine exactly where our biomass is coming from and the operations behind their practices.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
Energy
Purchasing

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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