Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:
Yes

Has the institution held one or more certified events in the previous year?:
Yes

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 Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program:

The Colgate Oak Event Certification program is an initiative created by the Office of Sustainability to promote environment-friendly, socially responsible, and sustainable events on campus. Every year hundreds of events are hosted on Colgate's campus - from guest speakers to academic conferences. Imagine if each of our events reduced or eliminated waste and sourced food and materials from socially and environmentally responsible suppliers. The Oak Event Certification program was designed to help you achieve this goal. Our program provides consultation and resources aimed to assist event planners with actions that help reduce our ecological and carbon footprints.


Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The research and data for this credit was compiled by Jaanvi Sachdeva, Office of Sustainability intern.

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