Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.33
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2024

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sarah Carson
Director, Campus Sustainability Office
FS - Energy & Sustainability
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:

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

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) Yes
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:
Designed for events large and small, the Sustainable Event Program supports low-impact event planning at Cornell. The guide includes a local catering list, ways to promote events sustainably, set up rooms, reduce waste by rethinking signage and giveaways.

There are two levels of certification available. Complete five or more actions from the event guide and receive a Sustainable Event Certification or go above and beyond with ten or more actions and receive a Platinum Event Certification. This certification is to be displayed at the event to help showcase the sustainability features and promote other events on campus to be sustainable.

Sustainable Event Guide - https://cornell.app.box.com/file/948302902465?s=gkpeym2zcwkh1nt6qj2aialsrrtxu2tw

Sustainable Event Catering Resource - https://cornell.app.box.com/file/1069822708841?s=tfbpw0x347j6atpenmweoqlqk391qnei

Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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