Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Peter Stark
Operations Manager
Muhlenberg Dining
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Think Before You Sip Plastic Straw Elimination Program

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:

Muhlenberg Dining Services, in conjunction with student interns and EnAct, the Muhlenberg Environmental Action Team, has developed a program to eliminate plastic disposable straws on campus. Disposable straws in one campus outlet have been replaced by paper straws. Resuable mason jars with metal straws are also now sold at Java Joe's coffee outlet.

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

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 programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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