Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date May 18, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Oregon
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Mital
Office of Sustainability Director
Finance & Administration
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
University of Oregon Bookstore Partnership

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The University of Oregon's Sustainability Office partnered with the University of Oregon Bookstore to sell Oregon branded clothing made from recycled materials. Two dollars from every sale goes into an account managed by the Office of Sustainability to be used to advance campus sustainability programming. The UO Bookstore recently agreed to expand the partnership by providing a guaranteed $10,000 annually for five years to support a program designed to increase the number of sustainability focused courses offered at the University of Oregon.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The above mentioned curriculum development project would not have been funded without the Bookstore partnership.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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