Week of 10.9.09
U.S. Colleges: Going Green Despite Red InkWhile budget cuts and investment losses have hit college campuses hard in the past year, many schools have still adopted or maintained environmentally-friendly practices.
As a result, many schools earned higher grades on the College Sustainability Report Card this year, which graded 332 schools with the largest endowments in the U.S and Canada on their environmental practices.
"Surprising the skeptics, most schools we surveyed did not let financial reversals undermine their green commitments," says Mark Orlowski, executive director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, which produces the report.
Key findings from the 2010 report card show:
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