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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 70.27
Liaison Leanne Shewchuk
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bag it Forward

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

A waste audit was conducted at the University of Manitoba, and plastic bags were determined to be one of the largest component of landfill waste with 8.29 KG of plastic bags found in the 48 hour data collection period on Fort Garry Campus alone. Multi-Material Stewardship of Manitoba, with the University's Waste Prevention Office and the Office of Sustainability, have since created a plastic bag collection and recycling program with the installation of 8 bins on the Fort Garry Campus and 2 on Bannatyne Campus. The reusable bags will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest for use creating food hampers. The bags that cannot be reused will be sent for proper recycling.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Waste

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.