Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.07
Liaison Kate Witte
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Keene State College
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Caitlin Holden
Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
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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 goal of the Green Events Certification Guide is to provide instructions for participating event planners to assist them in creating events that are as eco-friendly as possible. Not only will this help KSC attain ambitious sustainability goals, but this is also an excellent opportunity to educate program planners and attendees about the environmental impact of holding events and gatherings. How event planners engage with the Green Events Certification program is up to them. Planners can use the Program as a general roadmap to support their planning and decision making, or they can strive to attain a Green Event Certification of either Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Interested participants will connect with the Office of Sustainability to begin the certification process. Once a Green Event Certification goal is set, the Office of Sustainability will work with event planners to ensure that they have the resources needed to meet their goal.

Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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