Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Radford University
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bags to Benches

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:

A partnership between the New River Resource Authority (NRRA), Trex, and the Radford University Student Government Association (SGA), brings to campus a new opportunity for recycling. SGA is now collecting and counting used plastic bags from the campus community. When SGA collects 40,000 bags, the NRRA and Trex will provide a park bench made of recycled plastic bags to be placed on campus.

Currently, SGA has collected just over 30,000 plastic bags and is hoping to reach 40,000 by the end of the year.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Waste

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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