Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.81
Liaison Michael Mendoza
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Houston
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Melissa Halstead
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UH Hydroponic Gardens

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:

Launched in 2017, the University of Houston dining program implemented hydroponic towers in the Cougar Woods dining hall on campus. There is educational signage for the community to learn about hydroponic gardens while watching the produce grow. The produce is used within the kitchen and is one example of the campus's dedication to food sustainability. Due to permitting issues, the first harvest was donated to the local community for use.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Food & Dining

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:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.