Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 2.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
Yes

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

The Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance, on behalf of the Campus Leadership Team, sent an email to all deans, directors, department chairs, and administrative assistants encouraging them to purchase at least 30% recycled paper. The email states:

"In an effort to continue aligning UCCS campus sustainability initiatives with the Governor's ‘Greening of the State Government' executive order and to meet campus goals, we strongly encourage you to purchase paper with a minimum of 30% recycled content starting October 1, 2010. Staples will work with all departments on campus to substitute virgin paper orders with recycled paper of 30% or greater recycled paper content."

The email also provides specific SKU numbers for 30% recycled paper in various sizes.

The email concludes:

"Once again, individuals that make up the campus community have demonstrated a commitment that has made the university an environmental leader. Thank you for your support and persistence in reaching toward our goals."


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
15,606 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
1,416 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
908 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
48,403 US/Canadian $

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