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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 55.50
Liaison Alistair Hall
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Vassar College
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.46 / 1.00 Karen Gallagher
Buyer
Purchasing
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
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The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

All department and campus-wide copiers and printers use 30% recycled paper. This paper is purchased centrally by the Computing Department. For personal departmental use, departments are strongly encouraged to follow the 30% recycled content policy, some departments elect to use 100% recycled paper


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

All paper for department and campus-wide copiers and printers is purchased centrally by the Computing Department. The Purchasing department has worked with vendors to offer deals to departments on recycled content paper for personal department use.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 43,838.71 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
62,769.39 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:
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