Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.18
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date March 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
Facilities Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The ecovim is a food waste dehydrator. It works by heating and mixing food waste in a seal drum. As it heats the moisture is removed and the churning breaks it down to a course ground consistency. The unit holds 250 pounds and it take about 10-12 hours to complete a cycle. When complete the waste is reduced by 90% in weight.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

We are currently diverting 1400+ pounds of both post-consumer and kitchen waste each week and making a sterile bio-mass, or ground amendment out of it.
Most all of our ground amendment is picked up by our CSA farmer who uses it as compost for growing her certified organic produce.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
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Campus Engagement ---
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Air & Climate ---
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Dining Services Yes
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Grounds Yes
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Waste Yes
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Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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