Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 2.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

All paper for multifunction copy/print/scan/fax machines have the cost of paper included in the per image cost and is centrally provided for the machines by the business operations department. Only 100% recycled paper is purchased for these machines.

In an email directive from sent on June 09, 2009 on behalf of Dr. Joe Shepard, Vice President for Administrative Services and Finance:

"The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Council (ESAC) recommended to President Bradshaw that FGCU begin using 100% recycled paper on campus. There was also strong support by ESAC for the education of the campus community to set printing defaults to two-sided impressions and to decrease the page margins. If these actions are implemented, it would nearly eliminate the use of non-recycled paper content on campus and significantly reduce the consumption of paper in the copiers and printers.

The FGCU mission notes that the university will promote environmental sustainability. Further, the guiding principles state, “Integral to the University's philosophy is instilling in students an environmental consciousness that balances their economic and social aspirations with the imperative for ecological sustainability.” In concert with our mission and guiding principles, the President’s Cabinet endorsed the recommendation for the campus to use recycled paper.

Beginning July 1, 2009, ALL paper ordered for on campus use must be 100% recycled paper. This includes paper for desktop printers as well as for the copy machines on campus. The University has a contract with Office Depot which enables us to purchase this paper at a cost of $48.30 per case. Paper for all copiers on campus will continue to be covered in the cost per impression and should continue to be ordered through the Business Operations department using the Paper Order Form located on our website http://admin.fgcu.edu:2000/auxsvcs/duplicating.htm . With the change to recycled paper and the additional cost to add new copiers on campus, there will be a $.01 increase per impression effective July 1, 2009."

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
2,564.64 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
60,014.86 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
72,638.02 US/Canadian $

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