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Report Card 2007

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Boston University
College Sustainability Report Card 2007

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Courtesy of Boston University

School details:

Endowment: $916 million as of June 30, 2006

Location: Boston, Massachusetts


Campus Survey: No

Endowment Survey: No


Data compiled from independent research. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methods section.

Overall grade  
The University's Task Force on Recycling and Campus Environment developed an environmental report for the administration that detailed the need for an emissions inventory, a green building policy, a composting program, and renewable energy purchases. As of yet, the University has not adopted these policies. The University's strongest efforts have been towards recycling.
The University has not made known any policies it might have that address energy and climate issues.
A Waste Reduction Team has recently been formed to complement Boston University's current recycling program. The Reused Office Supply Exchange is a online program that reduces waste by offering a forum for students, administration, and campus departments to exchange surplus supplies. A compost demonstration took place during Earth Day and composting is done in some of the co-ops.
The Environmental Student Organization at Boston University has developed a Green Building Campaign to encourage the administration to consider the integration of green building design into new construction. However, the University has not yet responded by adopting a formal policy.
The University has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record.
The University prioritizes investing to maximize profit and has not made any public statements about investigating or investing in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The University has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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