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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 Gold
Overall Score 75.27
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Sterling College (VT)
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 1.00 Deb Clark
Director of Finance and Operations
Business Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

Sterling College is committed to purchasing paper from ecologically responsible companies. Thusly, our office paper must be purchased from FSC certified companies and the paper must have at least 25% post-consumer recycled content. Periodically, the Business Office will review this policy to put the minimum recycled content at a higher count.


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

All paper purchasing is handled centrally, so the Sterling College receptionist makes sure that all paper abides by this policy.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 0 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 2,648.60 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
2,648.60 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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