Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Gioia Thompson
Sustainability Strategist
UVM Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):

This Tier Two credit is awarded to institutions that have sustainability-themed housing on campus that students have to apply to live in. UVM has both Slade Hall and the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, both of which focus on sustainable living practices and require separate applications from the rest of the UVM residential halls.

Slade Hall is a residential community on campus that non-first year students are invited to apply to live in. The students focus on purchasing local/organic food, cooking together, producing as little waste as possible, reducing water usage, composting, and many other practices to reduce their impact on the environment.

The GreenHouse is a environmentally-focused residential community on the UVM campus with an entire program, including courses, that accepted residents must participate in. The GreenHouse focuses on teaching the residents how to live in a sustainable manner and continue these practices once they leave the residence hall and the university. The hall is made up of many guilds and has organized field trips, workshops, discussions, lectures, and events all focused on sustainability.

The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:

The total number of residents in themed housing. :

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.