Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Colorado College Carbon Neutral 2020

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Colorado College committed to carbon neutrality by 2020 in 2009 and has achieved that milestone as of January 1, 2020. Through building renovations, adoption of 100% renewable energy on-site and locally, the construction of a Net-zero energy/carbon library, and efficiency projects, the college has reduced on-site (scopes 1 and 2) emissions by 75%, while also mitigating its business travel, student, faculty, and staff commuting, solid waste, waste water, and paper purchasing with investments in off-site projects that actively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Energy

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
As STARS data is generally looking at prior fiscal year information (along with the GHG inventory information being reported in STARS), this information will not be reflected in this most recent submission, but will be in the 2021 submission under OP-2 an

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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Colorado College's Antiracism Initiative

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Colorado College has committed to becoming an Antiracist Institution. In November, 2019 the college released their first draft of the school's Antiracism Implementation Plan. This is a living document and the plan will evolve as the College adds expertise, welcomes new community members, and implements new initiatives.
Link to the school's Antiracism Initiative Page:
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/antiracism-initiative/index.html
Colorado College has also recently joined the Racial Equity Leadership Aliance which was formed by a cohort of siz higher education instituations who aim to address racial inequties at liberal arts colleges.

Colorado College's Antiracism Initiative: Recent Progress
- Launched an external review of racism at CC
- Established the Antiracism Implementation Plan
- Reviewing Pathfinder, Faculty Handbook, and collegewide policies to make policies antiracist
- Awarded honorary degrees to 18 people of color (45% of all honorary degrees awarded May 2012-August 2019)
- Received $1 million gift from Board Chair Susie Burghart '77 dedicated to accelerating CC's antiracism work


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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