Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Utah
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

A Green Event checklist and certification program was created in 2012 to provide guidance to programs on campus when hosting an event. The checklist is filled out and submitted to the Sustainability Office for recognition. In addition, the Green Event materials are provided to all offices attempting to get certification in the campus Green Office program.
Items addressed include:
Transportation (6 points): active transport, public transport, video conf, etc.
Food (10 points): organic/fair, vegetarian/vegan options, green catering list available
Paper consumption (included in food, waste, and marketing sections) cloth, reusable ware, no styrofoam products, minimize handouts, bulk food where possible.
Energy (3 points): lighting only in combination with daylight
Communication (10 points): listed as "marketing and handouts" - includes education about sustainability practices being implemented at the event.
Waste minimization (7 points): recycling, food reuse, composting, education.

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

link to Green Event certification is found on Sustainability Office website https://sustainability.utah.edu/engagement/programs/green-office/

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