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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.

Silver

STARS v2.0

Champlain College

Burlington, VT, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 52.19 Christina Erickson June 6, 2016 Download

Champlain College believes that a curriculum infused with sustainability concepts will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to address sustainability challenges in their personal and professional lives.

Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 5.08 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 1.71 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Academic Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Support for Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Access to Research Not Applicable 0.00 /

Champlain College believes encouraging sustainability outreach efforts will help foster a campus culture that values reducing its environmental impact, diversity, and engaging with the local community and economy.

Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 1.37 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Employee Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Champlain College believes in the importance of having students, faculty, and staff learn from and serve with community partners. These experiences strengthen ties within the community and contribute to Champlain College’s and the Burlington ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Continuing Education Not Applicable 0.00 /
Community Service Complete 0.80 / 5.00
Community Stakeholder Engagement Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Participation in Public Policy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Hospital Network Not Applicable 0.00 /

Champlain College is committed to reducing its green house gas emissions and ensuring that campus community members can live, work, and learn on a campus with clean air.

Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 5.59 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00

Champlain College is committed to creating a more sustainable physical campus. This includes retrofitting older buildings and ensuring that the construction of new buildings meets LEED standards.

Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 0.57 / 4.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.97 / 3.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00

Champlain College supports a more sustainable campus dining service by enacting and following initiatives which include buying locally sourced and fair-trade certified food, reducing food waste, and utilizing the Real Food Challenge Calculator.

Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.60 / 4.00
Low Impact Dining Complete 1.00 / 3.00

Champlain College works to update current energy systems, ensure that newly-built energy systems meet efficiency standards, and source energy from sustainable sources.

Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 2.42 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.26 / 4.00

Champlain College manages its grounds with a focus on native plantings, storm water management, ground debris composting, and a limited use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 0.27 / 2.00
Biodiversity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

Champlain College contributes to a building a sustainable economy by purchasing goods and services from local, environmentally-friendly, or socially-just businesses. Additionally, Champlain strives to do business with entities that meet environmental guidelines.

Credit Status Points
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.53 / 1.00
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Guidelines for Business Partners Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Champlain College is committed to reducing green house gas emissions related to transportation by creating initiatives and policies which incentivize students, faculty, and staff to use more sustainable means of commuting to and from campus ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.71 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.82 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Champlain College strives to reduce waste in a variety of ways which includes but is not limited to reducing the creation of waste, obtaining a high diversion recycling rate, composting pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps ... read more
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization Complete 3.21 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.65 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00

Champlain College focuses on reducing water waste by installing water conservation/efficient fixtures and managing stormwater through a series of grounds features including bioswale, a green roof, and permeable pavement.

Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 1.56 / 2.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Champlain College understands that diversity is a crucial component of being a sustainable instruction. Champlain works to increase its diversity through the deliberate and thoughtful recruitment of students and employees to foster a highly inclusive ... read more
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Affordability and Access Complete 2.80 / 4.00

Champlain College understands that being a sustainable institution includes being a fair and responsible employer and maintaining a healthy environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.66 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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.