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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jack Byrne
Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
Yes

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

The paper policy was developed by the College’s Environmental Council in 2007. They worked with a wide range of campus groups to assess paper usage, research the availability, quality, and user experiences of 100% PCW-PCF papers, and conducted an extensive pilot program to test the performance of such paper. The Council’s recommendation to adopt the new policy was accepted by President Ron Liebowitz and put into effect shortly thereafter.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
1,789 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
27,500 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
4,369 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
47,040 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
93,486 US/Canadian $

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