Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Amanda Bodle
Sustainability Specialist
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:

Has the institution held one or more certified events in the previous year?:

Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g., sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g., minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g., equipment and lighting) Yes
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program:

The Greening Your Event Program, organized by the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World, encourages and recognizes the sustainability efforts that many JMU event organizers make to improve campus sustainability performance and engage the broader community around sustainability challenges and solutions.

Event organizers become a Greening Your Event Partner by completing the Greening Your Event checklist, which serves as both a green event planning guide and an application for the program. The checklist offers practices related to paper, nonessential items, catering, transportation, energy, and also encourages communication of efforts to attendees and stakeholders. Increasing recycling and composting and minimizing waste are addressed in the six categories of the checklist, thus, our certification program does address each of the six categories for which we selected "Yes" in the previous section. Participants must demonstrate efforts in four of the six categories. Participating units receive recognition on the ISNW website and HR newsletter as well as the Greening Your Event Partner logo to use as part of their event and communications.

The most recent Greening Your Event Partners was the Balanced Dukes Wellness Fair, held October 5, 2021.

Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Information submitted by Amanda Bodle.

Information submitted by Amanda Bodle.

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