Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Morgan King
Sustainability & Waste Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
ATLAS Zero Waste Certification

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In 2022 Cal Poly Humboldt became a member of the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), and embarked on the Atlas Zero Waste Strategy program. In the fall of 2022 the University completed Stage 1 of Atlas - a campus wide waste assessment culminating in a zero waste score and certification level. This effort included interviews, surveys, data collection and analysis, much of which was completed by a student fellow (Hannah Dominguez) hired for this task. At the conclusion of the process Cal Poly Humboldt received a zero waste certification Bronze rating. In the spring of 2023 the University will complete Stage 2 - establishing a campus wide strategic vision, and in the fall of 2023 the University will embark on Stage 3 - creating a zero waste action plan. Two student fellows have been hired to facilitate Stage 2 visioning sessions.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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