Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Katie Wall
Program Coordinator
Outdoor Recreation Management
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
SustainLMC Priority #1 - People and Pet Friendly Campus

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

PEOPLE
Lees-McRae will continue to strengthen its campus and the surrounding community by creating a culture of shared responsibility.
Focus points:
- Health and wellbeing
- Engagement and awareness
- Equity and access

Awarded #2 out of 15 best small colleges for animal lovers: https://www.lmc.edu/about/news-center/articles/2018/lees-mcrae-grabs-a-top-spot-on-list-of-15-best-small-colleges-for-animals-lovers.htm


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Wellbeing & Work

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):
Wellbeing & Work

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:
SustainLMC Priority #2 - Planet and BFU Gold Award

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

PLANET
Lees-McRae will care for the environment, including our local ecosystems, through efficient resource management and low-impact operations.
Focus points:
- Alternative transportation
- Waste and materials
- Landscape and ecology

Awarded Gold Bike Friendly University and smallest gold in the country: https://www.lmc.edu/about/news-center/articles/2021/lees-mcrae-named-a-gold-bicycle-friendly-university-by-the-league-of-american-bicyclists.htm


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Transportation
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):
Transportation

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
SustainLMC Priority #3 - Resiliency a

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

RESILIENCY
Lees-McRae will prepare for the future—including growth and change—by building on its strong and resilient history.
Focus points:
- Preparedness
- Innovation
- Partnerships

Multiple winner of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine's Top Adventure College: https://www.lmc.edu/about/news-center/articles/2020/lees-mcrae-wins-top-adventure-college-competition.htm


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
Campus Engagement

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

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