Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date March 13, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Miami
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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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 Yes
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:

Certification process for an event :
- Step 1: Download the Form/Application, save it and open it in Adobe Acrobat
Go over the checklist with your office/organization/department manager, and if you are ready, sign it electronically and send it back to greenu@miami.edu
- Step 2: Download the Green Event logo here and add it to your promotional material
- Step 3: Send your Green event pictures and all copies of required email to greenu@miami.edu within 5 days

Green Event Certification checklist:

 Your event is advertised electronically. Include this footer in your promotion emails
> Email promotion to greenu@miami.edu
 For meetings, agendas are not printed but sent electronically in advance. (or double
sided on at least 30% recycled paper, black ink)
 Provide audio or video conferencing options for your meeting
> Email copy of Video/Conf.Call set up to greenu@miami.edu
 Order a Green Menu here. Here is a sample for inspiration
Menu main guidelines:
- Choose finger food and pick up desserts to avoid silver ware if possible
- Use napkins instead of plates
- Vegetarian/Vegan options
- Use recycled paper napkins, and biodegradable silver ware (check the Green Menu)
> Take pictures of buffet
 You agreed with one of UM departments to bring them leftovers after the event
> Copy email to greenu@miami.edu
 Refillable water dispensers or pitchers are used, no water bottles (included in the Green
Menu)> Take pictures
 Reuse the supply that you stored from past events
> Take pictures
 For small meetings, ask individuals to bring their own water bottle or coffee mug
 No Styrofoam items are used during the event
> Take pictures
 Your Work Order for additional Custodial services include dual Recycling / Trash bins
(like this WM cardboard set)> Place your work order here or call 305-284-8282
> Copy email to greenu@miami.edu
 Place a bin at entrance to collect and reuse any name tag holders

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