STARS Information

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program to facilitate reuse of materials.
  • Environmental Benefits: Material Exchange is aimed to help other departments dispose of material no longer needed and offer it to other departments able to use it. This way the materials won’t go to waste.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn 0.25 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Going Green

Example of swap meet flyer

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

In August, a Swap Meet was held in front of the library. A committee was formed to advertise, serve refreshments, and make it a social affair. CI departments contributed inventory that was no longer needed. This was an opportunity for other departments to “shop” through the material at no charge. The event was a huge success and the committee plans to continue the swap meet in coming years. Any left-over material was taken to OPC stores for recycling and disposal.

Information Received From:

Valerie Patscheck: Contract Specialist