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What’s your sustainability grade?

By May 19, 2011 No Comments

What's your sustainability grade?

The following post was written by Jillian Ranney, an intern at Outsource Marketing.

I recently discovered The College Sustainability Report Card, a website that grades the sustainability efforts of universities and colleges across the US and Canada. I’m talking a true-blue report card here. Much to my delight, I was able to find my alma mater, WSU, and see what action is being taken around campus. It is incredible to learn what percentage of the food budget is actually being bought from local vendors that are grown, raised, produced, or processed within 150 miles of the campus.

Here’s what the schools were graded on:

  • Administration
  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Food & Recycling
  • Green Building
  • Student Involvement
  • Transportation
  • Endowment Transparency
  • Investment Priorities
  • Shareholder Engagement

Most of these areas apply to business, as well. Take a look at the site and then tell me, would your organization get a passing grade?

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