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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 Kimberly Williams
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
OP-T2-43: Move-Out Waste Reduction

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 program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

A well-established and award-winning program called Green Move-out is conducted each year. The objective is to collect a wide-variety of items (e.g., food, bedding, clothes) that students would otherwise leave behind in their residence hall rooms as waste and to transfer them off campus to many charities in an organized manner. The university attempts to track in a quantitative way what is collected through this program to contribute to the campus diversion rate.
During the academic year 2012/13 GW collected over 40,000 pounds of reusable goods from students leaving campus for the summer. More than 150 student and staff volunteers helped to make this effort a success. Entering the 8th year of Green Move-Out, GW hopes to continue the legacy.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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