|Submission Date||June 9, 2017|
|4.57 / 8.00||
Bard Office of Sustainability (BoS)
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||96.86 Tons||167.10 Tons|
|Materials composted||214 Tons||250 Tons|
|Materials donated or re-sold||5 Tons||1 Tons|
|Materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversion||0 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||409.10 Tons||484.60 Tons|
|Total waste generated||724.96 Tons||902.70 Tons|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||July 1, 2015||June 30, 2016|
|Baseline Year||July 1, 2007||June 30, 2008|
Best (of oldest) year of record keeping.
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of students resident on-site||1,395||1,410|
|Number of employees resident on-site||32||39|
|Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds||40||0|
|Total full-time equivalent student enrollment||2,110.50||1,662|
|Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty)||983.50||590|
|Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education||0||0|
|Weighted campus users||2,717.25||2,051.25|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Total waste generated per weighted campus user||0.27 Tons||0.44 Tons|
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
|Other (please specify below)||Yes|
Cell phones, cardboard, plastic bag recycling, electronics, food (BardEATS to Kingston)
Yearly participation in Recyclemania. We use signage but also depend on individual conversations since signage is not often read
RIT did a pre and post consumer food waste audit for us in May 2016 and identified options for us
Bard College is committed to environmental protection and will seek to the fullest extent possible to purchase environmentally friendly products. This reduces Bard’s waste stream, lowers our energy use and enhances Bard’s reputation. This policy extends to Bard contractors. The following qualities are preferred:
EPA Energy Star ™ labeled products, or equivalent
Durable, as opposed to single use or disposable items
Items made with recycled materials, maximizing ‘post consumer’ content
Non toxic or minimally toxic, preferably biodegradable
Recyclable products, and if not recyclable, can be disposed of safely.
Shipped with minimal packaging (consistent with care of the product), and such packaging that is made of recycled or recyclable materials
Produced locally or within our region
Items designed for longer life or repair
Bard is committed to buying 100% post consumer content recycled office paper for office use. Bard seeks to avoid or eliminate the purchase of incandescent light bulbs.
When sourcing items, the purchaser should request items with as many of the listed qualities as possible. Bard employees responsible for hiring contractors should communicate this policy. These purchases should be made whenever cost, specifications, standards and availability are comparable to the non-preferred products.
Examples of products that might be included in this policy are office supplies, paper products, building materials, lubricants, remanufactured parts, landscape products.
Recycled paper is encouraged when placing orders for brochures, catalogues, books, letterheads, business cards, etc.
Use reusable products if possible. Examples are ceramic coffee mugs, glass drinking cups, metal silverware, rechargeable batteries, and campus mail envelops.
When preferred products are distributed, special educational efforts should be made to let end users know that they have received a preferred product.
Bard has a FreeUse store which is open 9am-9pm during the regular academic year. Re-usable materials go through collection bins located at every residence hall recycling & re-use station around campus plus some common areas (150+ locations) and are brought to FreeUse where the work study student staff sorts them for redistribution on campus. All items are free and available to Bard community members.
Bard's garage sale site fosters some exchange.
Students have a paper budget and must pay for printing after a designated number of copies are exceeded.
The major EUS puts its course offerings and requirements and internships and clubs etc. online and tries to avoid printing these things.
Admission, PR, and Web Services have been making an effort to make more documents available on Bard's websites. The best examples of this are on the Admission website.
In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint, we have encouraged faculty to scan items, rather than post items. The avenue to increase this is through our Moodle or Reserves systems.
The Transportation Department now lists all schedules on our website blogs.bard.edu/transportion. In addition we have a Bard Transport app created by a Bard student that provides schedules on smart phones. These two informational sources have replaced hard copy schedules, currently we only post laminated hard copy at the Shuttle stops.
There will not be any more printed directories starting 7/1/2011. We did not print course catalogs in Spring 2011 except as requested.
We concentrate on salvaging re-usable items for our FreeUse store. We carry this out by designating FreeUse drop locations at 20locations around the residential areas, starting 10-14 days before MoveOut. On MoveOut Day we have a team of students who collect the items, sort them and put them in storage for next year's Move In. We also work with the local Community Action Agency to salvage unopened, non perishable foods from kitchens. Compost collection is now performed in dorms by Environmental Services (formerly performed by student Compost Commandos)
The Bard Bartering FB system and online garage sale site allows people to re-use.
FY2015/16 was chosen as Performance Year, since is it most recent and complete set of data (1 full year) for GHG emissions, energy and water consumption, waste figures, etc.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.