Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.55
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date June 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Middlebury College
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nan Jenks-Jay
Dean of Environmental Affairs
Environmental Affairs
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Permanent Conservation of College Lands for resilience, biodivesity, recreation and wilderness

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

In 2015 Middlebury signed a conservation easement over to the Vermont Land Trust establishing permanent protection of 2,100 acres of its' forest lands for the public benefit. This was a significant action that will assure that these lands will always be available to the public and continue to provide the many ecological, cultural, recreational and community benefits they serve. This act of conservation also created the opportunity to quantify the carbon sequestration that will also permanently continue and to apply for credits on a carbon registry to help Middlebury achieve its carbon neutrality goal

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

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 ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement ---
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy ---
Grounds Yes
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment Yes

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration, ...

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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