Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison John Duvall
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Dominican University of California
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Massoud
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business and Leadership
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0.06 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
234.70 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
43.72 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
0.06 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
241.20 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
July 2010 - June 2011

On-campus residents, 2005:
522

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1088

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
723

On-campus residents, performance year:
434

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
1353

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
837

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
July 2010 - June 2011

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
No

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:
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The following activities have been contributing to the waste reduction at Dominican: limited printing to students; double-sided printing capability for most printers; an informal program to exchange materials among the University staff; and the adoption of a paperless strategy for forms, instructions, class calendars, schedules, and catalogs; a recycling program for the entire campus (excluding the dining hall); residence halls move-out waste reduction (donation of unwanted items to local charities); and an on-site green waste composting system.

The timeframe for the Baseline Year is Dec 05 to Nov 06.

The Weight of Material disposed as garbage in 2005 was computed as follow:
For the timeframe of Dec 05 to Mar 06 - the weight of materials disposed as garbage was estimated using a trendline based on 5 years worth of data. And, for the timeframe of April 06 to Nov 06 - the weight of the materials disposed as garbage is the actual data from the sanitation company.

The Campus Users figure for the baseline year is the average number of students per semester in the 2005-2006 academic year plus the number of faculty and staff in the FY2005-06; and for the performance year, the campus users figure is the average number of students per semester in the 2010-2011 academic year plus the number of faculty and staff in the FY2010-11.

The on-campus residents figure was calculated using the same methodology (average number of on-campus residents per semester in the academic year) for both baseline and performance year.

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