Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.26
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date March 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Unity College
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer deHart
Chief Sustainability Officer
President's Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Plastic Waste Reduction: Zero Straws

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:

To address the issue of downstream pollution and habitat degradation caused in particular by plastic straws, Unity College has ceased supplying straws anywhere on campus. Our retail dining location does not stock them and in the campus store we sell paper and metal reusable straws. At our catered events, we replaced plastic stirrers with linguine sticks. New in spring of 2018, we provided all students with a reusable straw during Unity Unplugged event.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining
Purchasing
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 innovation is available :
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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