Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.27
Liaison Jane Stewart
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
IN-50: Innovation D

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:
Athletics and COREworks partnership

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:

This school year, the Associate Professor of PE and student athletes worked with community-based program, COREworks (COREworks mission is to accelerate local earth care actions through operation of an innovative carbon offset marketplace) to develop a fundraising plan that would have essentially raised enough finds to offset our carbon emissions for Athletics team travel, but coaches were uncomfortable asking athletes to raise money. So, instead Athletics pivoted to participating in earth actions as a way to raise awareness for COREworks and volunteered towards projects that generate quantifiable emission-reduction offsets, verified as metric tons of carbon emissions equivalent (MTCO2eq) prevented or sequestered. The majority of athletic teams have already participated in these earth actions as of the end of Fall term 2021.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

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:

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