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Plastics Reduction Partner Certification Program - Shared screen with speaker view
Caroline Sunuwar (she/her)
13:37
can hear audio!
KLB
13:38
All good!
Liz Shepherd
13:38
All ok for me
Bhargavi K. Jeyarajah (she/her)
13:39
Yes!
Feletia Lee (she/her)
13:39
loud and clear!
Erica Malpass
13:39
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Brenda Young
13:39
Hear you
Theresa Abercrombie
13:39
I can hear it!
Erin Moscati (she/her)
13:40
All clear!
Claire Runquist (she/her)
13:40
I can hear you!
Kristy Jones
30:55
Campuses need to submit commitment letter and reach 10 points to be eligible for AASHE STARS innovation credit. You do not need to reach Bronze level of certification.
Kristy Jones
31:47
The Users manual and the workbook can be found at www.CampusRacetoZeroWaste.org. There is a front page feature to click on for the Plastics Reduction Partner program.
Carly Thibodeau
33:24
Thanks Kristy!
Kristy Jones
35:24
www.CampusRacetoZeroWaste.org
Kristy Jones
40:46
There is no fee to participate in this program. Its free to participate and certify.
Young Grguras
41:55
There are a lot of certification programs out there, what makes NWF
Young Grguras
42:13
What makes NWF’s different from the rest?
Theresa Abercrombie
43:24
If we're not an active member of AASHE currently (past member), can we still get this certification?
Theresa Abercrombie
44:06
Yay! Thank you!
PLAN Post-Landfill Action Network
46:12
Can you clarify what you mean when you say that this is affiliated with BFFP?We work with the Break Free From Plastics movement, and there is deep concern and frustration with the lax approach that certifications take that award certification without substantial infrastructure changes. If you only need 18 points to reach Bronze certification, are you concerned that this will allow campuses to greenwash their "certification" with no real substantial infrastructure changes? Looking at the scoring breakdown, it is possible to achieve bronze with entirely education based work.
Andrew (Moderator)
56:36
Two of our biggest hurdles to ban the bottle movement have been: 1) that bottled water is a high margin and big selling item for Culinary and 2) that Athletics/Rec Sports/Admissions/etc. get pallets and pallets of free bottled water through the pouring rights contract. Any suggestions or case studies of success?
Amelie Davis
59:34
Are you going to be sending out the recording by chance. I had a meeting go over unfortunately and missed this.
Robert Johnson
01:01:14
Suggestion - remove it from the Pouring Rights contract.
Young Grguras
01:01:19
PLAN will have a manual about Pouring Rights Coming out this fall!
Carly Thibodeau
01:01:42
That would be great Kristy thanks!
Andrew (Moderator)
01:01:53
Great, Thank you.
Carly Thibodeau
01:02:20
Would be helpful to see best practices on bottle reduction, we are working on a proposal for plastic bottle free Commencement currently
Robert Johnson
01:02:30
"Take Back the Tap"!!
Robert Johnson
01:02:48
2 months!
Theresa Abercrombie
01:03:07
I've just championed (and won) the decision to have a water cooler from our Dining contractor instead of water bottles at our Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies. It's hard to bring people around, but we can do it when we mention the hospitality aspect and lack of so much purchasing. We also give out water bottles as prizes to raffles, and sporadically, we have given reusable mugs/water bottles to new resident students. We have the filling stations in every building. The problem is getting the Dining Hall to let us fill our own mugs/bottles with sodas/juice (due to covid) and they keep using Styrofoam single-fill cups...
Patricia Hanna
01:03:58
Would love more information or resources on how you switched to water in aluminum cans and what that process was like - ph1387@bard.edu
Ishauna Jacobberger
01:04:41
Bottle refillery stations around campus are a good potential solution as well as aluminum.
Theresa Abercrombie
01:05:56
Yes! Aluminum bottles with screw tops are still not common, and that option would really help with the demand for plastic soda bottles.
A.Saxton - Mason
01:07:12
https://sc.gmu.edu/carbon-neutrality-task-force/
Kristy Jones
01:07:19
Virginia's "program" - https://www.deq.virginia.gov/get-involved/pollution-prevention/greening-of-government/waste-reduction and https://www.deq.virginia.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/9656/637605736580330000#:~:text=On%20March%2023%2C%202021%2C%20Governor,higher%20education%2C%20and%20their%20concessioners.
A.Saxton - Mason
01:07:55
https://sc.gmu.edu/cezw/
Young Grguras
01:08:31
gotta jet but thank you so much for continuing to be so open to feedback! I look forward to working together in the future
Lauren Sleeger
01:08:44
It takes a VERY large village!!!! :)
Kristy Jones
01:08:50
Thanks for joining, Young!
A.Saxton - Mason
01:09:43
Same here, thank you all - looking forward to partnership in action, and making a dent in this issue together!
Jane Stewart
01:09:48
This looks like a great program. Thank you!