Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Westminster University - Utah
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kerry Case
Environmental Director
Environmental Center
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g. sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g. minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g. equipment and lighting) No
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program, including the specific components selected above:

The Westminster Green Event Certification acknowledges good sustainability practices at events on and off campus. Applicants use a check list of best sustainability practices and submit to the Environmental Center to receive recognition. Once their application is accepted, they can use the green event certification logo in their marketing.

Credit Checklist:

Waste minimization
 Replaces new or disposable materials with repurposed or reusable items.
 Uses no single-use plastic items (bottles, cutlery, plates, etc.)
 Provides accessible recycling bins along with instructions for what can/cannot be recycled
 Has no giveaways (a.k.a. swag bags, t-shirts, branded bags, etc.)
 Uses no more than 12 posters, size 8.5x11 to get the word out
 Uses exclusively waste-free advertising (emails, social media, in-person, etc.)
 Is a Zero-waste event!

 Is on campus or within walking distance (1 mile or less)
 Prepares attendees by making public transit information easily available via email or a website preceding the event
 Gives attendees easy access to specific bike route information as well as the nearest bike parking
 Coordinates carpooling for attendees

 Serves food items that are not individually wrapped
 Offers only plant-based foods (no dairy, eggs, or meat)
 Provides at least one vegetarian option
 Serves at least 25% Real Food (https://www.realfoodchallenge.org/what-real-food/ )
 Has no excess food thrown away

 Contains content directly related to environmental issues.
 Encourages other groups on campus to host a certified green event.
 Did you do something at your event that is environmentally awesome, but isn’t included in the options above? Let us know. We’ll give you credit for it!

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