Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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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) No
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, including the specific components selected above:

The College regularly hosts Zero Waste events with signage and information, including graduation and orientation.

National faculty and staff searches occur by teleconferencing before in-person interviews to reduce carbon emissions.

Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets:
Macalester subscribes to a streaming service to allow virtual attendance at events like Commencement and First Thursday.

Sustainable catering: Bon Appetit offers vegetarian/vegan options and accommodates for other dietary needs (gluten-free, Kosher, etc.) and uses exclusively compostable silverware and dishware.

Paper consumption: Macalester uses certified compostable paper.

Waste minimization and diversion: Composting, Recycling, and waste are all available

Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices: Banners signify a zero-waste event, and bins offer composting, recycling, and waste.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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