Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Free Store

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:

The College's Free Store is a student created and managed campus thrift store where students can donate or attain lightly used items, such as textbooks, clothes, shoes, small electronics, home goods, feminine hygiene products, etc. Over the past four years, the Free Store has become self-sufficient, employing two student Free Sore Managers coordinators and has diverted hundreds of thousands of pounds of textiles and e-waste out of our waste stream. The Free Store regularly partners with our "sister store" on campus, the Gael Pantry. It also opens its doors to faculty and classes that want to use the store, its philosophy, history and service, as a teaching tool and living laboratory. The Free Store at Saint Mary's College aims to 1) reduce the amount of usable items from entering the landfill and 2) provide a space where students can access supplies for their academic and personal growth.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Purchasing
Waste
Diversity & Affordability

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 innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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