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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-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Derick Chick
Graduate Asssistant
Sustainability Office
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Innovation & Sustainability Hub

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

The Innovation & Sustainability Hub is a space located in the Student Center that showcases campus innovation activities and sustainability initiatives and serves as a collaborative space to share information and engage the campus with these activities.


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

We have engaged students and other community members through pop-up classes and other activites. Class topics have included: “3D printing workshop,” “get to know your Green-fee,” “Design Thinking,” "Environmental Justice," "Composting Basics," and more. For the 2016 fall semester, the hub was used to host “T-shirt craft night” during Dawgs nite out, where recycled t-shirts were used to make grocery bags was also held here. A total of about 75 students participated for the event. Students and faculty are also encouraged to showcase their innovation or sustainability related project in the Hub


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 five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
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
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2017
+ Date Revised: March 3, 2017

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.