Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.29
Liaison Allison Mihalich
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Notre Dame
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mike Seamon
Vice President
Campus Safety & University Operatis
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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 Event Certification helps event planners on campus to make environmentally preferable choices for advertising, menu options, and much more. The result of a collaborative effort involving the Office of Sustainability and University Catering, the program provides an easy-to-use checklist of items to consider in order to minimize the event’s environmental impact.

The Certification Checklist has a required section and an optional section. The required section includes such items as avoiding individually bottled water, minimizing paper use, and working with the catering manager to reduce food waste. The optional section includes items ranging from offering a vegetarian option on the menu to electronic distribution of handouts. In order to be certified, an event needs to fulfill all five of the required items and six out of twelve of the optional items.

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

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