|Submission Date||June 30, 2017|
|1.20 / 5.00||
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||135 Tons||75 Tons|
|Materials composted||40 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials reused, donated or re-sold||5 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||300 Tons||400 Tons|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of residential students||1,471||1,491|
|Number of residential employees||9||9|
|Number of in-patient hospital beds||0||0|
|Full-time equivalent enrollment||1,539||1,564|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||473||536|
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students||0||0|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||Jan. 1, 2016||Dec. 31, 2016|
|Baseline Year||Jan. 1, 2013||Dec. 31, 2013|
Baseline was generated during our last STARS submission as it is the farthest back we've been tracking. Our waste hauler - Waste Management only provide us with the frequency of pickups and the volume of the containers they dump. They will not give us physical weights - only estimates - so we have no good way of actually tracking the effects of our efforts through them. We are exploring other vendors at this point.
Surplus materials are offered to students, faculty and staff regularly through the online "List It @ Lawrence" website.
Beginning in 2009, the university stopped printing course catalogs, schedules, and faculty directories, and instead, moved those resources to the web.
Additionally, many faculty make course syllabi, assignments and readings available online through Moodle, a web-based course management tool. A number of faculty are also involved in a pilot program to use tablet computers for grading and course management in lieu of paper. In the Fall 2012, a pilot program to evaluate the use of iPad tablets over a variety of courses was initiated.
All printers on campus that can print double-sided are now set to default to that option. Additionally, Technology Services has implemented a program called Print Management to reduce extraneous or mistaken print jobs. As they explain on their website, "Print Management is a Technology Services initiative which allows print jobs to collect in a queue until securely released by their owner from a Print Release Station. If jobs are not released within an allotted time frame, they will be automatically canceled, thereby eliminating duplicate and unwanted print jobs and reducing printed paper waste."
We have a “Goodwill Giving” program at the end of every academic school year. Each residence hall uses its main lounge/lobby as a second-hand drop-off site. Students are allowed to donate clothes, appliances, furniture, books, dishes and other miscellaneous items. These donation sites are run during the last weekend and throughout finals week and graduation. After commencement, there is a truck – arranged through Facility Services – that visits each of the lounges and delivers the items to Goodwill. In fact, the truck visits several times throughout the week due to the large amount that gets donated at the end of the year!
A separate move-out collection is held in order to collect discarded electronic materials.
When the Warch Campus Center opened in 2010, trays were eliminated from the dining hall and cafe in an effort to reduce food waste.
To go containers and beverages are compostable, to go cutlery is wooden. However this does not make it to our internal composting operation.
Students, faculty and staff can pay a small deposit for a reusable "clam-shell" container that can be returned to be washed and re-used. Dine in customers receive washable cups, mugs, dishes, and cutlery.
The campus cafe offers a discount for bringing and using a reusable mug and for purchases placed in the reusable clam-shells described above.
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.
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.