Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kurt Miller
Inventory/Receiving Specialist, ITS
Sustainability Office and ITS
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Auspens: reusable white board markers

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In 2013, Macalester started testing and using Auspens, a refillable white board marker that reduces waste and uses no harsh chemicals. Currently, our Science Building, Olin Rice, only uses Auspens. We are looking to expand our program into other buildings.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing Yes
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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