|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2015|
|1.00 / 1.00||
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of the Provost
In 2014, the GW Sustainability Collaborative began partnering with the United Soybean Board to help build awareness of biobased products, help university campuses, including our own, identify biobased products for purchase (e.g., artificial turf, carpeting), and most importantly, help the Federal Government fulfill its Executive Order requirements to purchase biobased. We held a Biobased Stakeholders' Dialogue June 17-18, 2014, that included biobased manufacturers, Federal and university procurement officials, and GW students, faculty, and Planet Forward, our innovative social media platform. Following the conference, GW students were hired by the USB to identify strategies to achieve greater procurement among universities of biobased products, GW joined the Collegiate Biobased Network, and other projects are under development. GW hopes to be a lead advocate and voice for biobased.
The Stakeholder Dialogue was attended by 150 people, including the USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, was taped and shared as a webcast, and Planet Forward biobased video content and tweets were shared broadly.
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|Air & Climate||---|
|Coordination, Planning & Governance||---|
|Diversity & Affordability||No|
|Health, Wellbeing & Work||No|
The url for the Planet Forward recap of the Biobased Stakeholder Forum referenced, but not visible, in Ms. Edward's uploaded letter is found at: http://www.planetforward.org/2014/06/19/recap-united-soybean-board-2014-biobased-stakeholders-dialogue
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