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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 Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
Tier2-2: Local Businesses

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Complete Expired Jack Byrne
Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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Does the institution give preference to local products and businesses in its purchasing decisions? Local food purchases, which are covered in OP Credit 6: Food Purchasing, are not included in this credit.:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

Middlebury's purchasing policy states that: "Preferential use of local vendors recognizes the fundamental interdependence between the College and the larger Middlebury and Vermont communities as a whole. The potential advantages of local suppliers in terms of service, delivery and dedication are clear. These advantages, however, must be weighed carefully against regional and national vendors' potential pricing advantages and supply source diversification. The overall balance between these variables (and others) should be considered in a context of long term impact and advantage to the College."


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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.