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Report Card 2009

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Ohio Wesleyan University
College Sustainability Report Card 2009

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Ohio Wesleyan University

School details:

Endowment: $190 million as of June 30, 2007

Location: Delaware, Ohio

Enrollment: 1,944

Type: Private


Campus Survey: No

Dining Survey: Yes

Endowment Survey: Yes


Data compiled from independent research and survey responses from schools. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methodology  section.

Overall grade  
D -
Ohio Wesleyan University has no known policy relating to campus-wide sustainability initiatives.
The university has not made public any steps taken to address carbon emissions, energy efficiency or conservation, or the utilization of renewable energy.
Dining services sources approximately 25 percent of its food purchases from local farms. Dining halls offer fair trade coffee, cage-free eggs, free-range chicken, and limited organic produce in menu items. The university donates excess food to local shelters; however, the university does not compost and has a modest recycling program.
The university has no known green buildings or a green building policy.
The university participates in a recycling competition between schools but does not have any other known active programs to involve students in campus sustainability activities.
The university has not made public any program or practice that encourages or facilitates the use of alternative forms of transportation.
The university makes a list of endowment holdings available to trustees, senior administrators, and other select members of the school community. This information is available at the investment office. The university does not make its shareholder voting record publicly accessible.
The university aims to optimize investment return and does not invest in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The university asks that its investment managers handle the details of proxy voting.
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