Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Grand Valley State University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Gazelle Girl Zero Waste Sport Certification Internship

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

GVSU partnered with a local sporting goods store to provide an intern to lead zero waste efforts for one of their marathons. They sought and received Zero Waste Sport Certification through the Council for Responsible Sport.


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

They achieved a 99.4% diversion rate, sending only 6 pounds of waste to the landfill. They received Silver Level Zero Waste Certification.


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 Yes
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Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
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Waste Yes
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Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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