Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Christie Manning
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Institutional Anti-Racism Initiatives

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

Macalester has joined the Associated Colleges of the Midwest in a collaborative anti-racism initiative that includes professional development training, community building for communities of color, and research to identify, understand, and address specific institutional practices that have a disproportionate impact on communities of color.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Diversity & Affordability
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):
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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:
Ever-Green Energy Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality Program Recipient

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

Macalester is one of two schools selected by Ever-Green Energy to receive assistance in the planning process for achieving carbon neutrality. The program addresses overcoming institutional barriers to achieving carbon neutrality stemming from finances, technology, and prioritization by leveraging existing infrastructure, policies, and commitments and evaluating opportunities for expansion of technology and engagement of the campus community in moving towards decarbonization.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Energy
Coordination & Planning

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):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Community Food Justice and Food Access Advocate, a one-year VISTA program

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

The Civic Engagement Center at Macalester College has established a one-year Food Justice VISTA position to support food access and justice initiatives on campus and in the community. Specifically, the position supports our food recovery program to redistribute our prepared and unserved food to individuals who have limited access to food and collaborates with our campus food shelf organizers to broaden access and offerings to campus community members experiencing food insecurity.


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

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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