Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Lela Garner
Sustainability Coordinator
Office for Sustainability
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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 No
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) No
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:

UVA Sustainability's Zero Waste Training program walks event organizers and student groups through an hour long orientation to discuss best practices in sustainable event-hosting. The training covers topics such as: how to procure compostable materials, how to procure compost bins, how to communicate waste minimization practices with your attendees, and how to create comprehensive signage within your event space. The training is catered to best fit the needs of the receiving group - we have different trainings for staff and faculty, students groups, and dorm spaces. The Office for Sustainability has hosted 50+ Zero Waste Trainings with various groups around Grounds.


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

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