Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
New England Sustainable Cannabis Certification (NESCC)

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:

The Institute for Sustainability, in collaboration with the Cannabis Studies Program, launched the New England Sustainable Cannabis Certification (NESCC) in October 2022. The certification recognizes regional cannabis businesses committed to implementing sustainable practices. Businesses commit to the continuous improvement of their environmental and social impacts, thus serving as models for the long-term sustainability of cannabis businesses and the communities in which they operate. The Institute plans to scale the certification to become more strict as the program grows.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information for this credit was provided by Patricia Szczys, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Professor of Biology, and input by Ciara Tennis, University Assistant for Climate and Sustainability Initiatives.

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