Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.98
Liaison Dennis Gillis
Submission Date July 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Louis Dionne
Energy Manager
Facilities Management
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Saint Mary's has developed a please no garbage can policy. This plea to the community is to request they take the garbage cans out of individual offices allowing for waste to only be thrown in separation bins. By removing the garbage can from the office people are forced to make the choice of where to throw their waste. This increases separation of recyclables, paper, organic and garbage. To date 9 departments have participated in the program. Also there are no waste bins in the classrooms. 4 stream waste separation bins have been conveniently located around the entire campus. A 25% reduction in waste to landfill was experienced and maintained for a 3 year period.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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