Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.85
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Breeana Sylvas
Assistant Director
Sustainability
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Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets No
Sustainable catering (e.g. sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g. minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g. equipment and lighting) No
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program, including the specific components selected above:

The green event certification seal was developed in 2017. The certification is awarded for an event which is zero waste. This means that at least 90% of waste generated is either composted or recycled. Different levels of certifications depend on the waste diversion (percentage of waste that is not composted or recycled).

The university in 2017 held a zero waste event training program that provided campus event coordinators with training on zero waste events.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

The program will fully ramp up when the campus waste management coordinator is hired.

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