Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.75
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date July 24, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 BJ Tipton
Program Manager, Solid Waste Services
Facilities Services
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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) Yes
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:

Green Events training and certification is available through the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. Attendees in the Making the Workplace More Sustainable workshops also receive Green Events training. Carolina Catering offers optional Green Events service that includes the provision and collection of 100% compostable plates and service ware along with locally sourced food. Green Events training includes guidance on transportation options and carbon offsets, energy and water efficiency, and non-paper based marketing and information dissemination. Hosts of green events are encouraged to communicate green practices as part of their marketing to attendees and to announce and/or have signage at the event.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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