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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Calgary
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Neil Webb
Municipal Services Manager
FMD
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:
Yes

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

" - UofC composts leaves and grass clippings by two methods. First method is by grass recycling, which involves cutting grass at more frequent intervals and this produces a short blade of grass that can be worked and decomposed back into the root structure. The other method is when the grass is too long and needs to be picked up. This is mixed with other leaves to be composted.
    - UofC chips tree branches and the end product is distributed back into the flower beds to help retain moisture, provide nutrition to the plant, and reduce the need to water."


The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:
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The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:
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The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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.