Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date June 13, 2011
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Dickinson College
Tier2-2: Local Offsets Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution have a local offsets program through which the institution seeks to offset its greenhouse gas emissions by implementing projects that reduce GHG emissions in the local community?:

A brief description of the program:
Dickinson has a carbon offset program that accepts food waste from Weiss Market, a grocery store, and composts the waste at the College Farm. The volume of food waste averages 500 pounds per week. Over a calendar year, diverting the Weiss Market’s food waste from the landfill to compost on our farm offsets approximately 8 MTCO2. The offset is not verified by a third party and does not qualify as an offset under ACUPCC for that reason. But the carbon reductions are real, it is an ongoing program that we plan to continue, and we are considering working with a third party to verify the offsets.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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