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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.

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Liaison Steve Kendig
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Dayton
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kurt Hoffmann
Environmental Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The University of Dayton engaged students in an array of bike initiatives in the fall of 2013 which demonstrate a commitment and collaborative approach to alternative transportation. First Year students who pledged to not bring a car to campus for 2 years were entered into a drawing for a free bicycle. 100 bicycles were awarded. At the same time, new bike paths were opened connecting several existing regional trails through our campus. The university covered part of the cost of the trail construction and provided the land and roadway used. Together, these initiatives further our existing commitments to bicycle infrastructure and reflect our contribution to Dayton becoming a Bronze-level Bike Friendly Community.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

Much attention was given to this initiative nationally in television and print media. One story can be found here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/business/media/never-mind-citi-bike-heres-campus-bike.html

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