Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.38
Liaison Brandon Hoover
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Messiah University
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brandon Hoover
Director of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

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:

Beginning on October 1, 2016 a new software program began calculating how many sheets of paper students and employees use each day on Messiah owned copiers and printers. This information is used to certifiably reforest Messiah College’s paper consumption. New trees are planted equivalent to our paper use at reforestation projects across the globe. Currently, Messiah has chosen to focus its reforestation efforts in Madagascar, a fragile ecosystem hurt by deforestation. Look for the PrintReleaf stickers on every machine and be sure to watch the 2 minute video showing you how this program works at www.printreleaf.com

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement

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 innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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