Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.60
Liaison Jane Stewart
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.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
See also: https://columns.wlu.edu/wl-updates-climate-action-plan/

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