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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.

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Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
OP-T2-42: Move-In Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Yvette Kline
Dir. Sustainability & Energy Conservation
Physical Facilities
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-in waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

The suggested packing list email sent out to all first year students about two weeks before arrival informs students of exactly what is included in their rooms, and what they are allowed and not allowed to bring. It also includes the following paragraphs:

"Miami is making every effort to be as green as possible. As you're packing, please try to eliminate excess packing material and waste that would go to the landfills. Use as much recyclable material as possible. There will be places in each residence hall to recycle cardboard boxes and other recyclable materials. We greatly appreciate your help in making Miami as environmentally friendly as possible.

Helpful Hint: If you will be sharing a room, be sure to talk to your roommates to see what they are bringing and what things can be shared! Lots of space in the room can be saved if some items (like microwaves or even water-filter pitchers) are shared."


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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