Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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Pacific Lutheran University
OP-T2-23: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:
Yes

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

PLU collects ground waste in mowers, sweepers, and carts and either deposits them back on the grounds as mulch, or hauls it to a private composting facility off campus. Tree branches are chipped and handled in the same way.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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PLU’s Climate Action Plan & Sustainability Guide:

http://www.plu.edu/sustainability/How-is-PLU-involved/PLU%20CAP%20and%20Sustainability%20Guide.pdf

In 2011-2012 academic year, PLU composted 235,960.0 pounds of yard waste, over 12% of PLU’s total waste.

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