Seven Connecticut schools make Green Report Card’s cut

Oct 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Top Story

Yale University was one of the top scorers receiving an ‘A’ in the College Sustainability Report Card from GreenReportCard.org.

“Yale has three committees dedicated to sustainability, one of which is in the process of developing a comprehensive sustainability plan,” according to the report. “The Office of Sustainability employs five full-time staff. Environmental stewardship is a core value of the university, and a formal green purchasing policy encourages procurement of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products.”

“Yale has reduced greenhouse gas emissions 7 percent since 2005 and aims to achieve a 43 percent reduction by 2020,” the report says. “The university utilizes a cogeneration facility, energy management systems, and lighting sensors to reduce energy use, and the campus features solar hot water systems, geothermal wells for heating and cooling, solar panels, and wind turbines. The School of Forestry purchases renewable energy credits for its electricity use.”

Other schools receiving an ‘A’ included Brown, Dickinson, U of Minnesota, Oberlin, Pomona, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: Yes (see response)

Data compiled from survey responses, when available, and from independent research, when needed. For more information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methodology section.

Other Connecticut schools making the report: Connecticut College; University of Connecticut–Storrs; Fairfield University; Quinnipiac UniversityTrinity College; and Wesleyan University.

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