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Week of 3.30.07

College Sustainability Report Card

The Sustainable Endowments Institute graded 100 colleges on environmental sustainability by looking at campus "greening" practices and endowment policies. More than half the schools were marked with a "C" overall, while four schools received an "A-," the highest grade awarded. The Massachusetts-based institute considered a number of factors, such as sustainability programs related to food and recycling, "green" buildings, climate change, and energy; and a number of measures related to endowments.

Click on any of the colleges below to view its report card [pdf format]. The full report is available as a pdf file from the Sustainable Endowments Institute.