Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Institutional Policy to Use E-Steward Certified Recycling Vendor for Electronics

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:

Colorado Senate Bill 12-133 established that all state agencies were required to recycle electronics through at least an R-2 Certified Recycler. UCCS decided to go above and beyond and require that the Recycler be E-Steward Certified, which is more stringent and has a focus on the health and work conditions of the employees. Other CU schools in the system do not have this requirement.
As a result of this policy, UCCS has worked with a local E-Steward Certified Recycler that also works with Community Intersections to employ workers with disabilities. It is estimated that the amount of recycling from UCCS is enough to employ one full time worker in the local community.
Policy can be found at:
https://www.uccs.edu/vcaf/sites/vcaf/files/inline-files/700-006.pdf


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
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 programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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