Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Patrice Langevin
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
IN-3: Innovation 3

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:
ReRoom Initiative

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

Founded in 2013, ReRoom is a student-led initiative that takes place during move-in and move-out. During move-out, ReRoom staff members accept donations from students, faculty, and staff, and store the items over the summer. Then, during the fall move-in, these items are offered for sale to incoming and returning students. In the most recent collection (spring 2015), ReRoom staff collected enough donations to fill four shipping containers. In the fall of 2015, ReRoom held three sales (one for incoming students, one a week later for returning students, and a separate book sale) and generated over $6,000 in sales. All unsold materials were donated to community organizations. While some funds are retained to enable the initiative to be financially self-sustaining, any remaining proceeds are transferred to the Pitzer Green Initiative Fund (PGIF), which is administered by students and provides grants to fund student projects that advance sustainability on campus. In the 2014-2015 school year, ReRoom contributed $5,000 to the PGIF.

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

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
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Waste Yes
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Diversity & Affordability Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

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