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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

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 47.19 Nancy Apple Sept. 6, 2012 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment Not Available
Number of Undergraduate Students 2,287
Number of Graduate Students 12
Full-time Equivalent Employees 884
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 610,500,000
Percentage of students that are Residential Not Available
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter Not Available
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 1,765,405.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds 175.0
Acres of undeveloped land 541.0
Climate region Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

This submission includes the entire Mount Holyoke College campus located in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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 3.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 3.78 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 0.81 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 1.52 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 0.40 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.28 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 3.82 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 3.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Mug Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 0.68 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.02 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Compost Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 1.98 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 1.28 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 1.11 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.07 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.72 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.57 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Telecommuting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 1.91 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.53 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 3.22 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Childcare Complete 0.25 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Not Pursuing 0.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed SRI Fund Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Investment Policy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 1.83 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.49 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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