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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 Silver
Overall Score 58.51
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Derick Chick
Graduate Asssistant
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Water Bottle Refilling Station

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

Through the Green Fund, we have installed 27 water bottle fill stations in various building around campus to reduce the number of plastic bottles. The Sustainability Office also offers free refillable water bottles to further reducing use of plastic water bottle. The location of our water refilling stations are shown below:
-Student Center (2)
-Rehn Hall (2)
-Student Services Building (4)
-Faner Hall (4)
-Morris Library (2)
-Recreation Center (9)
-Northwest Annex (2)
-Student Health Services (2)


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Using the data monitored by the water bottle refill stations, we have diverted more than 870,191 plastic water bottles from use as of 3/3/2016.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing Yes
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
http://sustainability.siu.edu/green-fee/index.php
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2017

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