Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Katharine Targett Gross
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Thera Metrey: Mushrooms in Sierra Leone

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:

This outcome in association with World Hope helps to address hunger and malnutrition in Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, 85% of agriculture is rice farming, the majority of which is harvested during a four month period. This creates a large level of seasonal unemployment. 46% of households are food insecure, according to a measure of per capita access to calories by FAO. 83% of preschool aged children are anemic, as are 60% of pregnant women (WHO). Mushrooms can be grown year round, grown on agricultural waste such as rice straw husk, can be used as a meat, and possess antiviral qualities. This outcome researched the cultivation and production system of mushroom growth and prepared a business model for Sierra Leone to utilize to address their hunger and malnutrition issues.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Food & Dining
Waste

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 programs or initiatives is available:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The above data was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.