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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 Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Utah State University
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Cache Valley Bike Challenge

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:

The university has been participating in the National Bike Challenge since 2013 and has won three out of the four years it has participated with 200+ cyclists participating. In an effort to involve the community, the university collaborated with the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (through the Cache Metropolitan Planning Organization), Bear River Health Departments, County Trails Cache, and local businesses and nonprofits, to create the Cache Valley Bike Challenge. The competition, which lasts May to September, has motivated increased cycling and advocacy for cycling, primarily on campus but also in the three counties served by the Bear River Health Department. The sixteen teams, four workplaces, and 13 communities that participated promoted camaraderie. The competition resulted in over 90,000 miles ridden, 32,000 lb CO2 saved, and $20,000 saved. Emissions are a particular priority in Cache Valley due to poor air quality.


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

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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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