Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Waste Minimization Task Force

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:

With the language in the 2018 Strategic Plan to “Identify and prioritize opportunities to reduce resource consumption and waste,” this group was formed in May 2019 to:
-Research and examine best practices in the field – at other institutions and businesses
-Perform a waste flow analysis at W&L, including landfill, compost, recycling, eWaste, donations, and construction waste. Other waste that could be included are toxics and laboratory waste.
-Create detailed overview of waste process(es).
-Perform a waste bin analysis of various collection areas around campus
-Examine current and potential costs of waste management
-Create or augment waste tracking database, kept in one place
-Research best bins for our campus
-Produce waste minimization standards and plan for the entire campus
-Identify waste minimization targets for the next 5 and 10 years.

Membership is made up of representatives from the Office of Sustainability, Dining Services, University Facilities, Residence Life, faculty, students, and Communications.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining
Purchasing
Waste

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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