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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Haverford College
Tier2-5: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bill Astifan
Arboretum Director
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Grass clippings are not collected but are left to decompose and provide a source of Nitrogen. Leaves collected are composted with layers of topsoil and are turned monthly. All woody tree and brush clippings are chipped and recycled into mulch. Tree removals are chipped and recycled as mulch except larger logs, shipped to plywood plants or made into firewood.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Brush is also chipped and used on campus nature trail and mulching trees in the pinetum.

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