The College Sustainability Report Card (The Green Report Card)
The College Sustainability Report Card was the first comparative and independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability best practices at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The Report Card focused on policies and practices across nine categories: Administration, Climate Change & Energy, Food & Recycling, Green Building, Student Involvement, Transportation, Endowment Transparency, Investment Priorities, and Shareholder Engagement. The Report Card was designed to identify colleges and universities that were leading by example on sustainability with the aim of providing accessible information for students, professors, and staff to establish more effective sustainability policies.
In its fifth edition and most recent edition, the College Sustainability Report Card covered the colleges and universities with the 300 largest endowments in the United States and Canada, as well as 22 additional schools that applied for inclusion. The profiled schools have combined holdings representing more than $325 billion in endowment assets, or more than 95 percent of all university endowments. While Report Card years 2007 through 2011 are available online, the project is currently suspended and no research is being conducted for future Report Cards at this time. Since its creation, the Report Card has developed a more robust methodology, and engaged in a partnership with other sustainability assessment organizations to reduce survey fatigue. Visit www.GreenReportCard.org to learn more about the Report Card and view sustainability grades for hundreds of colleges and universities.