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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-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired teresa Holmes
Coordinator - Recycling & Solid Waste
FMD
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
970 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
560 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
3,245 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
772.64 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
653.22 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1,854.37 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
April 2012 - March 2013

On-campus residents, 2005:
1,770

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
25,778

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
4,321

On-campus residents, performance year:
2,348

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
31,502

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
2,886

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
April 2012 - March 2013

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

• Solid Waste Working Group - Comprised of stakeholders from Facilities Management, Facilities Development, Supply Chain Management, Environmental, Health & Safety, Residence Services, Students’ Union, Residence Students’ Association and the Office of Sustainability. The group works collaboratively to develop and implement initiatives in support of the University of Calgary’s waste goal, to become a net-zero waste campus. This past year the working group met quarterly, focusing on strategic planning (Recycling and Waste Management Plan), capacity building (Data Management with ARCHIBUS), expanding existing programs (composting) and introducing new programs (Paper Recycling Pilot in Residences).

• Recycling and Waste Management Plan – this recently completed plan supports the University of Calgary’s strategic goals of achieving zero waste and encompasses all University recycling and waste streams. Within its ultimate strategic goal of becoming a net zero waste campus, the University of Calgary is committed to reduce the University’s solid waste contribution to landfills to 80/20 (80% diversion / 20% disposal) by 2020.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

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