Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Utah
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

SCIF: In 2009, the University of Utah approved a $2.50 tuition fee per student each semester. The fee goes into the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) program. SCIF’s mission is to provide funding for real-world projects that improve the University of Utah’s environmental quality and make the campus more sustainable. Every semester students are able to apply to SCIF to receive money to implement their sustainable idea. Since the program began in January 2010, 37 student-led projects have been funded. Approved projects deal with water savings, sustainable irrigation, alternative transportation, recycling and local food systems.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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