|Submission Date||May 13, 2016|
|0.09 / 5.00||
Office of University Sustainability
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||2,561 Tons||1,784 Tons|
|Materials composted||0 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials reused, donated or re-sold||8.62 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||7,285 Tons||6,907 Tons|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of residential students||3,195||2,771|
|Number of residential employees||7||7|
|Number of in-patient hospital beds||0||0|
|Full-time equivalent enrollment||30,411||28,947|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||5,914.50||5,031|
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students||7,220||5,371|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||July 1, 2014||June 30, 2015|
|Baseline Year||July 1, 2011||June 30, 2012|
FY 2012 (July 2011 - June 2012) is used as the baseline year because it is the first full year that recycling data was available for the university.
As a state institution, all state owned property not in use is inventoried and taken to surplus. Employees can visit the warehouse for furniture and equipment needs for their office. The surplus warehouse is located on the Modesto Maidique Campus and is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. A notice of available surplus is updated and listed on the university's controllers website.
Visiting or checking surplus items available prior to purchasing new office furniture is one of the requirements in the Green Office Certification Program. We hope through this program, that offices get in the habit of checking surplus before purchasing new items. There are many offices on campus that check surplus regularly.
FIU's course catalog is only available online. Students can look through the course catalog and register for classes on their personalized myFIU accounts. Students schedules are also delivered electronically through myFIU. There are kiosks located around campus where students can look up their schedule if needed. Academic departments are also helping to decrease the amount of paper printed by making their syllabi available online in the departmental webpages.
The FIU Phonebook (who.fiu.edu) is also only available online and employees are encouraged not to print.
None of the campus computer labs have free printing. In order to print in a computer lab or copy center at FIU, students must have funds on their PantherOne cards or purchase a visitor copy card.
FIU's Student Government Association does have a program during finals week each year that offers free printing to students in the GC computer labs. There is however a maximum page limit.
Give and GoGreen is a waste reduction and charity donation program during student housing move-out week at the end of Spring semester. Students donate unwanted usable items to Goodwill trailers that are temporarily placed around the Housing Quad during that week. It is a collaborative program between Office of University Sustainability, Housing Facilities, and Housing & Residential Life. This program began in 2011 and now it is a part of the move-out culture on campus. In 2014 a non-perishable food collection was also added to the program that benefits the FIU Food Pantry.
In Spring 2015, 17,232 pounds of items were donated to Goodwill and kept out of a landfill.
Since 2008, FIU dining areas have been trayless. An Aramark study of 186,000 meals at 25 colleges and universities found a 25% - 30% reduction in food waste per person on trayless days. Other benefits include saving one-third to one-half gallon of water per tray. Reducing chemicals, detergents and drying agents used to wash trays. Lastly conserving energy by eliminating the need to heat water for tray washing.
Currently FIU has a mandatory reusable to-go container program for students in the residence halls dining program at the Fresh Food Company, plus an optional program at Grilleworks and Pollo Tropical. Any customer can receive a reusable to-go container with a $4 refundable deposit. Once used the container can be returned at Fresh Food Company, Pollo Tropical or GrilleWorks, without having to be clean. Dining services will do the sanitizing. Upon returning, customers can then choose between a container card that can be redeemed for a container in the future or they can get a clean reusable container. The refundable deposit is returned when the container in brought to the Fresh Food Company in usable condition at the end of the year.
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.