Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date Aug. 27, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Parker Long
Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Coordinator
Facilities Management - Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
VCU Free Store

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:

The Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Sustainability operates the VCU Free Store that serves as an inclusive, on-campus resource to address basic necessities of living for members of the VCU community.

The Free Store is an on-campus resource that promotes equitable access to everyday needs like school/art supplies, electronics, home goods and more, while keeping usable goods out of our landfills. Current VCU students and employees can donate items and can take items for free!


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 innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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