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

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Campus Garden - compost program circular initiative

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

We have a closed-loop process with our food waste collection efforts and Campus Garden. We collect food waste from every dining facility and major event on campus, which is taken to our aerated static pile compost system. After being processed there, the finished compost is used to grow produce in our Campus Garden, which is purchased by University Dining. A portion of the produce also goes to Campus Kitchen and the local food bank. This program is a partnership between the Offices of Sustainability and Energy Education, Dining, University Facilities, the Biology department, and our student-run Compost Crew.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Waste

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Submeters and energy dashboard, in conjunction with PowerDown Challenge

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

One of our upper-division housing options, called The Village, has townhouses and apartments that are submetered. These submeters are connected to a Lucid energy dashboard, called the Power Trip (https://go.wlu.edu/powertrip). We have used this combination of technologies to run energy reduction challenges in The Village, which is home to roughly 340 students. The winners of the contest got a pizza party and a visit with dogs.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Buildings
Energy

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Department-specific Climate Action Plan initiatives

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

Under its Education and Engagement Initiatives, the 2019 Climate Action Plan lists department-specific work. "Workshops and custom training courses, possibly for internal certification, on department specific environmental information. For example, a series on green cleaning offered to custodial staff, sustainable office and event management practices for administrative assistant staff, sustainable landscaping for grounds staff, etc." As of the date of submission for this report, this initiative has just begun. We have met with a handful of departments with hour- to hour-and-a-half programming built to office-specific ways they can reduce their impacts on energy and waste. We have many more planned.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Energy
Waste

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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