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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 Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Western University
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:
No

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
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A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

Although Western does not purchase post-consumer recycled content paper, the Graphic Services at Western use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper in all three print shop operations.

Milled in Canada and supported by the World Wildlife Fund and the Rainforest Alliance, FSC paper is verified to guarantee that it has come from FSC managed forests and mills. FSC rejects fibres from areas of social conflict and illegal logging; genetically modified trees; high-conservation value forests; and large-scale conversions that replace native tree species with faster growing non-native species.


Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:
No

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
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Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
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Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
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Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
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Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
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Total expenditures on office paper :
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