Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.55
Liaison Michelle Larkins
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Pacific University
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michelle Larkins
Director of the CSS
Center for a Sustainable Society
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Residential Composting plan

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:

In the past we have had a residential composting program that was working with third party companies. This year we teamed up with Aramark, our dining service, to provide residential composting to two of our residence halls that had apartment style rooms. This program was simple and Aramark allowed us to put the food waste in with their own waste in a bin managed by Waste Management. Each room received a 2.5 gallon bucket with gamma lid to seal everything into the bucket. They were also provided with a compostable bag, acceptable with the type of composting occurring. Once the bag was full, they would bring it to the trashroom where a bin was located on every floor, and collect a new bag. Each room was provided with instructions and tips to reduce their overall food waste.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus 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 innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Our composting number for September 2017 to present, that includes the residential halls and student university center, is 45.28 tons. We are not able to divide the metrics at this point.

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