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Report Card 2008

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
College Sustainability Report Card 2008

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

School details:

Endowment: $354 million as of June 30, 2006

Location: Worcester, Massachusetts


Campus Survey: No

Dining Survey: Yes

Endowment Survey: No


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

Overall grade  
D -
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has no known policy relating to campus-wide sustainability initiatives.
A class installed a small solar array on campus in order to raise awareness of green energy options. The institute has not made public any steps taken to address energy efficiency or conservation possibilities, and has not made progress toward the use of renewable energy.
The institute contracts with two local producers, including a local dairy. Dining services provides reusable dishware to students and has eliminated the use of Styrofoam products. Cooking oil is recycled through the institute’s “Fry-o-Later” program.
The institute dedicated its first LEED-certified building in 2006, but has no known green building policy.
The institute has not made public any programs or practices that encourage or facilitate the use of alternative forms of transportation.
The institute has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record. Therefore, there is no known ability to access this information.
The institute aims to optimize investment return and has not made any public statements about investigating or investing in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The institute has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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