Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 0.50 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Menstrual Health 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:

Starting in 2016, Connecticut College has offered free menstrual health products in women's rooms and gender neutral bathrooms in eight public buildings. Initial funding for the program was provided by the Sustainable Projects Fund. Ongoing management of the program is provided by the Womxn's Center. In early 2021, the Student Government Association allocated funds to order 1000 reusable menstrual cups to give out to students who menstruate who are interested in reducing the waste associated with menstrual products.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Wellbeing & Work

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:

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