Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ayrel Clark-Proffitt
Campus Engagement Manager
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:
Yes

Has the institution held one or more certified events in the previous year?:
Yes

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:

A Green Event checklist was created in 2012 to provide guidance to programs on campus when hosting an event. The checklist is a planning and self-assessment tool for departments. is filled out and submitted to the Sustainability Office for recognition.

The checklist includes points in the following areas:
• Transportation: active transport, public transport, video conf, etc.
• Food: organic/fair, vegetarian/vegan options
• Paper consumption: Minimization of print outs, use of reusable table cloths and place settings, rather than paper products
• Energy: lighting only in combination with daylight
• Communication: Includes education and announcements about sustainability practices being implemented at the event
Waste minimization: Recycling, food waste minimization, composting, education


Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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

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