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-3: Innovation 3

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:
Give it Up for Good

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

The Give it Up for Good Sale happens annually every May. It is a massive sale held across four basketball courts in the college's field-house. Things that have been donated or left behind by students, as well as things the college is getting rid of are sold and thus diverted from the waste stream. All of the proceeds of from the sale benefit the local United Way, and Gettysburg College works closely with the United way, supplying labor, organization, storage space ect. to accomplish the sale every year.

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

Hundreds attend and the past three years over $20,000 has annually been raised, and more than 14-28 tons has annually been diverted from the waste stream.

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 five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

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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