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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 1.00 Jeff Wiggins
Manager
Bookstore, Print and Graphic Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

Print Services at Camosun College is committed to using a recycled product, whenever possible, for all of its services. We have been using and supplying 100% recycled copy paper for several years. In 2006, the Student Society passed a referendum which charges students $0.15 per month which is used towards the cost of recycled paper.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

Camosun has been using and supplying 100% recycled copy paper for several years. In 2006, the Camosun Student Society passed a referendum which charges students $0.15 per month which is used towards the cost of recycled paper. Since this time Camosun has been committed in its purchasing to ensure 100% recycled content paper is the first choice.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 3,525.13 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 1,211.22 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 70,079.48 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
74,815.83 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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