Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Southern Oregon University (SOU) students are working with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to meet an ambitious new sustainability goal: to become the first campus to balance 100% of its on campus water use with an equal amount of water restored to a critically dewatered ecosystem. Through the purchase of BEF Water Restoration CertificatesĀ® and custom project selection, SOU student funds have launched a new water flow restoration project in the nearby Klamath River Basin. Over the upcoming five-year period, the university will restore approximately 80 million gallons of water per year to this critically dewatered ecosystem.


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

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