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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 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
Sustainability Manager
Macalester Sustainbility Office
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What is the institution’s current award level (Bicycle Friendly University, Mouvement Velosympathique, or an equivalent third party certification program approved by AASHE? (Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze):
Silver

A brief description of the institution’s bicycle program, including the year the award was achieved and/or renewed:

We received award in 2016. Previously we received honorable mention. After taking Margot Higgin's Cycling the Urban Landscape course in the Fall of 2015, two students, Ellie Huhulin and Marlee Yost-Wolff '19 were inspired to pursue an independent study to make Macalester more bike friendly. Although the ultimate end product and goal was to certify Macalester using the League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly University application, the students worked more broadly, utilizing the application as a guideline.
Through our efforts to certify Macalester, the students worked to make Mac a more accessible place to bike, attempting to improve overall bike awareness, celebration, and infrastructure. The main projects included planning bike events surrounding international and first-year student orientation, and starting the first annual Bike to Mac Day.


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