This sub-category of STARS deals with the day-to-day activities at the University. This includes: the building and operation of buildings; energy use including greenhouse gas emissions; dining services; ground work such as landscaping and snow removal; purchasing policies or guidelines; transportation to/from campus as well as on-campus; waste generation and composting; and water use.
The students in the ENVS 195 (now ENVS 187) Campus Sustainability class in the spring 2010 semester helped fill out most of the information for this section of STARS for their Service-Learning project. The class was taught by Drs. Tatiana Abatemarco and Christina Erickson.
The following summary pie chart illustrates how many points UVM may get for each credit by the amount that each piece of the pie is filled in:
Click on a category in the menu to the left to find out more about UVM's initiatives for a specific operations topic.