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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Silver

STARS v1.1

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 61.90 Suzanne Hansen July 19, 2011 Download

Macalester College main campus properties, Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, college houses and rental properties are all included in the STARS submission data.

Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 1.95 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 4.41 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 5.44 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 0.48 / 10.00
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.72 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 2.55 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.40 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable 0.00 /
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Food Donation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Mug Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 5.28 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.01 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Compost Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 1.99 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 1.63 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 1.47 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.70 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 3.81 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.99 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Bicycle Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Not Applicable 0.00 /
Local Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.58 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.93 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 1.53 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 7.88 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete 0.99 / 5.00
Childcare Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Socially Responsible Investment Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete 0.39 / 9.00
Student-Managed SRI Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Investment Policy Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in Continuing Education Not Applicable 0.00 /
Community Service Participation Complete 3.67 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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