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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 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
IN-5: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Makayla Bonney
Assistant Director
IU Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g. sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g. minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g. equipment and lighting) Yes
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices No

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program, including the specific components selected above:

The Green Events program aims to accomplish five things: 1) provide resources to event planners, 2) evaluate planner’s sustainability initiatives, 3) provide opportunities of reflection and compare organization’s event sustainability, 4) inform and educate participants about simple green initiatives, and 5) compose a list of local, community resources.

By providing these tools to campus and community event planners, IU hopes to limit food and solid waste, support the local community, and, ultimately, make hosting a sustainable event easier.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.