Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.28
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Grand Valley State University
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 /


Institution has or participates in a green event certification program and has held one or more certified events in the previous year. The certification program addresses at least three of the following:

  • Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets

  • Sustainable catering (e.g., sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials)

  • Paper consumption (e.g., minimization and recycled/FSC certified content)

  • Energy efficiency (e.g., equipment and lighting)

  • Waste minimization and diversion

  • Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices



This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution. 


An institution earns 0.5 bonus points when it has a certification program that meets all six criteria listed. Partial points are available. An institution that has a certification program that meets at least three of the criteria earns 0.25 points.


Report on current programs at the time of submission.

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