Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.26
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2022

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Air Travel Mitigation Fund

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

President Cockett implemented a plan to charge a $10 offset on round-trip flights with a phase in plan beginning in FY21. At the end of the fiscal year, the index that paid the fee will be “reimbursed” by the President for those expenses. Each year departments will have the option to decrease travel or pay a greater portion of the $10 fee. This fee is not a donation and will go to a fund managed by the vice president for business and finance. Individuals may still decide whether to contribute to the carbon offset fund.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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