Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Program on Plastics, Ecosystems, and Public Health (PEPH)

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:

Founded in 2019, the Program on Plastics, Ecosystems, and Public Health (PEPH) at the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) delivers scalable solutions addressing challenges related to the global use and accumulation of plastics. Focal areas include Materials and Product Innovation, Air, Land, and Water Ecosystem Dynamics, and Public Health Impacts.

This interdisciplinary, multi-institution initiative brings together dozens of experts from across Northwestern as well as collaborators from academic, civic, NGO, and industrial partner institutions. It will host an inaugural Plastics Solutions forum in May of 2020 that brings together this stakeholder audience to discuss challenges and opportunities across science, business, and public policy throughout the plastics value chain.

See the forum here: https://isen.northwestern.edu/2020-plastics-solutions-forum


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

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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