Magazine article University Business

Certified Green

Magazine article University Business

Certified Green

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MOVE OVER LEED, THERE'S A new certification in town. It's not just buildings getting a green stamp of approval these days--events are, too. Colleges and universities across the country have begun implementing "certified green events programs" to limit the impact campus events have on the environment.

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One institution that started its program just this semester is North Carolina State University. "It's helping event planners to change their way of thinking," says David Dean, outreach and communications coordinator for NC State's Sustainability Office. "It's helping our events have a positive impact on our community and the environment."

NC State's Certified Wolfpack Green program awards points for various green aspects, such as food, waste, marketing, transportation, and energy and water use. Event planners looking to get certified have to calculate their potential energy use and have a plan to offset their carbon emissions. Bonus points are awarded if a service component that betters the community is included and for other innovations that don't fit in the basic categories. …

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