|Submission Date||July 24, 2015|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||1,480.54 Tons||1,045.99 Tons|
|Materials composted||0 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials reused, donated or re-sold||81.46 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||2,905.84 Tons||3,186.18 Tons|
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of residential students||5,857||4,800|
|Number of residential employees||12||0|
|Number of in-patient hospital beds||0||0|
|Full-time equivalent enrollment||28,715||26,280|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||7,848||6,776|
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students||1,444||3,577|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||July 1, 2013||June 30, 2014|
|Baseline Year||July 1, 2007||June 30, 2008|
The baseline was adopted to coincide with our baseline for VCU's GHG inventory.
The VCU contract with Virginia Waste Services requires that periodic waste audits are completed, typically 2X's a year. One in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. The waste audit involves a represatative from VCU-Office of Sustainability, Contract Admin. and Custodial Services with a representative from our contract (VWS) recyclng/waste hauler and our contract (SSC) housekeeping service to complete a visual inspection of the exterior VWS utilized by SSC for the placement of recyclable materials and waste. Our goal is to have contamination under 10% and verify that the recycling and waste in being placed in the proper containers by housekeeping and other maintenance staff.
VCU does not a specific policy in place that is designed strictly to prevent waste. VCU departments should purchase environmentally-friendly and recycled products when possible. Most formal solicitations require vendors to provide information on the firm’s sustainability initiatives and welcome recommendations that reduce environmental impact and create efficiencies.
The VCU Surplus Property Manager is responsible for evaluating University property once departments no longer have a use for. Ex. Chairs, Computers, Desks, miscellaneous office equipment and equipment used in labs for research. VCU has a Reuse Program in place where departments can receive used equipment at no cost by paying only a delivery fee for the trasportation and set-up. VCU also utilizes Gov-Deals an on-line marketing and sale system to sell excess property to the general public that it no needed
The course catalogs, course schedules, and directories are all available online.
There is no free printing program. Students have to pay to print or they can email files to themselves for free or save their files to a disk.
Reusable items, including clothing, shoes, furniture, microwaves, TV’s, are donated to Goodwill Industries who provides collection containers for student use at all the residence halls from May thru August as they move -out.
ARAMARK completes a audit of the amount of post consumer food discarded during Food week and makes a food donation based total weight discarded for the week to the Central Virginia Food Bank. Food Day is on October 24th each year.
ARAMARK VCU's Dining Service provider offers 100% of meals served on campus that are trayless to reduce post-consumer food waste.
ARAMARK provides third party certified compostable to-go containers for food items.
Since VCU does not operate a composting program the food waste is place in a (VWS)
VCU utilizes reusable flatware and drink cups/mugs to minimize the use of disposable items.
Dining Services contract with Starbucks provides a discount for the use if resuable mugs.
VCU did not have reuse program in place in 2007 so data was recorded.
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.
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.