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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 Gold
Overall Score 66.20
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Meghan Chapple
Director of Sustainability, Senior Advisor on University Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the enterprise:

GW provides institutional support for student-run sustainable enterprises through a formal and in-depth program. GW's social/environmental enterprise lab, GWupstart, has full-time staff support and $40,000 available each year to students who initiate or expand their own environmental or social enterprises. Students gain relevant business skills through workshops, experienced mentors, pitching practice sessions, and competitive funding opportunities. GW is excited about its long-term pledge to support student social entrepreneurs as part of its Clinton Global Initiative Committment to Action.


The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:

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