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

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainability Passport Program

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:

The Sustainability Office creates, supports, and organizes a suite of educational programming that advances the employee’s knowledge of sustainability at Colgate while promoting pro-environmental behaviors on campus. Employees register for sessions of their choice, earning credits for each program they participate in. In general, one hour of programming will equal one credit earned. The Sustainability Office will track each employee’s participation over time.
Colgate employees will receive recognition on the following point scale:
Sustainability Associate (10 - 14 points)
Sustainability Advocate (15 - 19 points)
Sustainability Champion (20+ points)
Employees will be recognized for their participation and achievements in the program.

Foundations of Sustainability (one point per session; six points total)
A six-week interactive discussion course that explores the principles and practice of sustainability at Colgate and beyond. The program is designed to be fun, educational, and interactive.
Learn more and register by clicking here.

Sustainability Builders Program (one hour per session; one point per session)
Each program is one-hour long and participants receive short-readings or videos in advance of the session. The in-class portion is designed to be interactive and focuses on Colgate’s practices and goals as well as actions individuals can take to support sustainability on campus.
Topics cover themes such as energy and water conservation, green buildings, renewable energy, food and food systems, transportation, climate change, waste and recycling, purchasing, and any one of a number of sustainability-related issues.
Perhaps 2-3 different programs are offered per semester and repeated on an ongoing basis.
Learn more and register by clicking here.

Campus Events and Lectures (one point per session)
Throughout the academic year, Colgate offers many presentations, brown bag lectures, guest lecturers, and events that are sustainability-related. The Office of Sustainability will review Colgate’s calendar of events and encourage Passport participants to attend by offering one-credit for their attendance on approved programs.
Learn more and register for approved events by clicking here.

Full details can be accessed from Colgate's Sustainability Passport Program:

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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