Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.35
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Arizona
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Benjamin Champion
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Project Pawprint

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:

In the fall of 2012 and 2013, a team of UA students undertook a project to assess the full life-cycle environmental impacts of UA's homecoming celebration and football game. This also included testing strategies to improve environmental performance, and the creation of materials that event organizers on campus and in the community can use to make events more sustainable.

To do the assessment, students partnered with over eighteen on and off campus entities to conduct assessments of Homecoming Weekend 2012 and 2013 and test strategies to promote more sustainable events.

The full description of these efforts and results, including some informative videos sharing these results can be found on the project website: http://projectpawprint.arizona.edu/

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

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

This submission updated March 2016.

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