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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
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Ronda Chapman-Duer
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Division of Operations
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Does the institution have a postconsumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

GW composts at designated events, usually in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability. At roughly ten events per year composting is available. These include large catered events and sporting concessions.

As part of GW's Ecosystems Enhancement Strategy, GW began piloting post-consumer composting at the Pelham Commons dining facility in the spring semester of 2013. GW is collaborating with Sodexo and student organizations to provide the necessary training and education to ensure that staff and students are effectively composting. GW will be piloting post-consumer composting on the main campus, most likely in the Marvin Center in fall semester of 2013.


The percentage of overall meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
2

The percentage of meal plan meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
0

The percentage of retail facilities for which postconsumer composting is available:
5

The percentage of conference meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
5

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

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