|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
University of Massachusetts Amherst
IN-5: Green Event Certification
Total adjusted for non-applicable credits
Institution has or participates in a green event certification program and has held one or more certified events in the previous year. The certification program addresses at least four of the following:
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets
Sustainable catering (e.g. sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials)
Paper consumption (e.g. minimization and recycled/FSC certified content)
Energy efficiency (e.g. equipment and lighting)
Waste minimization and diversion
- Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices
This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution.
Institutions earn 0.5 Innovation & Leadership (IN) points for this credit up to a maximum of 4 points for the IN category. An institution’s overall, percentage-based STARS score is increased by the number of IN points it earns.
Report on current programs at the time of submission.