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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 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Wells College Seed Exchange

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 Wells College Library partners with the Center for Sustainability and the Environment to offer a community seed exchange program, freely offering donated seed to the campus and local community. The program supports academic and co-curricular programs on campus as well as supporting individual growers and food producers in the community.


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

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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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Each season, about 150 members of the campus and wider community access our Seed Exchange.

In fall 2014, we received 400 seed packets from 6 seed companies.
In fall 2015, we received nearly 1,400 seed packets from twelve donor companies.
In fall 2016, 19 companies donated over 1,700 packets of seed. We valued their donation at over $5,000.

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.