Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.06
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Knox College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Paper straw program

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

In 2018, Knox College was the third US College to stop using plastic straws when it switched to paper straws in all of its campus dining areas.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Food & Dining
Waste

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Food organics recovery

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Knox's food organics recovery efforts were recognized by winning first place in RecylceMania's Food Organics category two years in a row (2018 & 2019). From Knox's Chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) to Knox Farm's composting program, Knox is working hard at food organics reduction and recovery. In addition to the thousands of pounds that FRN recovers and donates to local organizations, each term they host a "weigh the waste" awareness campaign. Knox's cafeteria and snack bar use compostable serving ware that is collected, along with food waste, for compost. Knox Farm composts farm waste on-site, closing the loop and converting waste into compost that is used for next year's harvest.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Waste

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-3: Student Life and OP-8: Sustainable Dining

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
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Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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