Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Patrice Langevin
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Green Dishware

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

The Office of Sustainability administers the Green Dishware program, which makes small and large plates, cups, and utensils available for check out and use by students, faculty and staff. The dishware is made of 100% recycled materials and can be checked out free of charge for any event.

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

The green dishware was purchased in the 2014 -2015 school year, but only advertised to the Pitzer community in the spring semester. In that semester, the dishware was checked out eight times. This program helps contribute to sustainability by avoiding the costs and waste generation associated with the purchase and use of disposable dishware and cutlery.

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
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Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
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Waste Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

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

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