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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 Sean Vormwald
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2012
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Onondaga Community College
IN-2: Innovation 2

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Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The College's Small Business Development Center established a green business certification program that helps small businesses operate in a more sustainable manner. The Green Core Company certification provides a blueprint for businesses working to achieve green operations through reduced environmental and social impacts, and recognizes businesses that make a substantial effort to develop a culture of sustainability within their organization. This program is unique among Small Business Development Centers and is an innovative practice for engaging the community in sustainability initiatives.


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