Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.13
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Micah Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
The Near-Term Decarbonization Plan

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Vassar has had a standing commitment to carbon neutrality since 2016. In Fall 2019, the College made its biggest move forward yet through its Near-Term Decarbonization Plan, projected to decrease the College's carbon footprint by over 75% relative to baseline no later than 2023.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate

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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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