Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Lexi Brewer
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.1

University of Puget Sound
OP-T2-42: Move-In Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 John Hickey
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Business Services
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-in waste?:

A brief description of the program:

During Move-In, Sustainability Services (with help from residence staff) maximizes waste reduction. Signs are posted above all recycling bins with instructions about where to recycle each type of material. An extra cardboard recycling bin is acquired to collect large quantities of moving boxes. Boxes are also placed on each floor of residence halls to collect Styrofoam, which is retrieved by V&G Recycling to remove Styrofoam from the waste stream. Sustainability Services managers work closely with resident assistants to create and post informative bulletins throughout residences about Move-In waste reduction. Resident assistants also undergo sustainability training, enabling them to answer questions about campus recycling. Furthermore, students are encouraged to rent mini-refrigerators from the school rather than purchase their own. Each student’s room is equipped with a desk-side recycling bin to foster individual recycling. Finally, Sustainability Services features a Move-In section on the Puget Sound website with tips on making Move-In highly sustainable: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/facilities-services/sustainability-services/sustainable-events/move-in--move-out/

The website URL where information about the program is available:
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