Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Green Mountain College
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.10 / 2.00 Gerry Fitzgerald
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Provost's Office
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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 :

The College adopted a sustainable paper purchasing policy in the spring of 2007 based on a project researched by a Public Policy and Environment course. The policy aims to significantly increase the purchase of recycled paper and to reduce paper consumption at the College.

The College's communications office prints most college materials using post consumer, FSC-certified paper for all of its pieces including annual reports, periodicals, and admission materials.

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 :
11,272.42 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 :
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
11,272.42 US/Canadian $

All paper purchased at GMC in FY 2009/2010 was 30% recycled.

Cail Clark is the Administrative Assistant for IT/Library Services, the department responsible for about 30%($2713.22) of the total paper purchases from last FY. The rest of the purchases were made through the Office Services department, by Gerry Fitzgerald. Thus, we are naming Gerry Fitzgerald the responsible party for this credit.

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