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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.

 

Name: Dave Schmidt 
Title:
Campus Sustainability Coordinator      
Date survey submitted:
 July 27, 2009


ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. If completed, please provide the date the GHG Report was submitted to the ACUPCC: 2007

3) Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes

4) Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan (check all that apply)?
[x  ]  No
[  ]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:
[  ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

ADVISORY COUNCIL
5) Does your school have a council or committee that advises on and/or implements policies and programs related to sustainability?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes

If you answered "No" to question 5, please proceed directly to question 11.

6) Please provide the name of the committee and list the number of meetings held since August 2008.
Name: Clark University Environmental Sustainability Task Force
Number of meetings: 10

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.
[# 5   ]  Administrators
[# 2   ]  Faculty
[# 3   ]  Staff
[# 4   ]  Students
[#  ]  Other. Please describe:


8) Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.
If 2009-2010 academic year information is not yet available, please provide information for 2008-2009 instead.
Name of chair(s): David Angel
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Administrator (Provost)

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? President

10) Please list key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2008.

Key issues/programs that the group has addressed/implemented since August 2008:

a.)                GHG Inventory Updates for 2007 and 2008

b.)                Renewable Energy Campaign (public private partnership with the MTC)

c.)                Outreach to the Campus Community

d.)                Climate Action Plan (ACUPCC)

 

Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:

a.)                Vetted and excepted an expansion of the inventory’s scope for 2007, used a new version of the inventory tool for 2008, analyzed emission reductions

b.)                Determined the campaign was not the best use of the community’s resources and did not endorse (in part due to ambiguity surrounding ideas of RECs as carbon offsets)

c.)                Developed and implemented a new website in partnership with multiple departments, now serving as a portal and clearinghouse for sustainability issues and events on and off the campus

d.)                This was the bulk of the year’s work – we identified programs, policies, and projects that target emissions reductions; developed frameworks to compare each against competing programs; forecasted the university’s emissions profile and set goals for reductions; narrowed the field for a portfolio of reduction measures that have a high ration of emissions reduced per resource expenditure

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF
11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.
[# 1   ]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [ Campus Sustainability Coordinator    ]
[#    ]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [        ]

12) Does the head of the sustainability staff report directly to the president or another high-level administrator (e.g., vice president, vice chancellor)?
[  ]  N/A
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT
13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe (including name of office or department and year created):

WEBSITE
14) Does your school have a website detailing its sustainability initiatives?

[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide URL: http://www.clarku.edu/offices/campussustainability


GREEN PURCHASING
15) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?

[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available: The policy focuses on energy star products.  It is Clark University's Purchasing Policy to acquire only those products that have met the ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency and have earned the ENERGY STAR rating when such rating is available for both single and or mass purchasing of goods.

 

Here’s a link to the policy:

http://www.clarku.edu/offices/campusSustainability/policy/purchasing.cfm


16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Some. Please describe: As stated above and in the link below:

http://www.clarku.edu/offices/campusSustainability/policy/purchasing.cfm

[  ]  All

17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Some. Please describe: Our standard for paper product purchasing is at least 30% post-consumer recycled content (Staples, W.B. Mason).  For print jobs, suppliers meet at least the 30% post-consumer recycled content standard and the products are FCS certified (Curry Printing).      
[  ]  All. Please describe:

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Some. Please describe: A majority of the products are Green Seal, while some preferred sanitizers are not yet available.
[  ]  All. Please describe:

19) Are your school's computer/electronics purchase decisions made in accordance with standards such as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Some. Please describe: The majority of the laptop and desktop computer we purchase are on the EPEAT with Gold and Silver certifications, but our servers are not.  However, EPEAT is not used to decide what we purchase.

 [  ]  All

20) Does your school use only pesticides that meet the standards for organic crop production set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Canadian Organic Standards (excluding on-campus farms)?
[  ]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[ x ]  All

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY
21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?
Please check all that apply.
[  ]  No.
[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:
[x  ]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (in metric tons of CO2e). Also, include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.

 

Start date is January 1 st


2008:  17,441
2007:  19,219
2006:  19,170
2005:  20,442

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION
The purchase of carbon offsets does not count toward greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions for this indicator. They are counted in a subsequent indicator.
22) Has your school made a commitment to reducing GHG emissions by a specific amount?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. Please list details.
Reduction level:  20%
Baseline year: 2005
Target date: 2015

If you answered only "No" or "In progress" to question 21, please now skip to question 27.

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS
23) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions?
[  ]  No
[x ]  Yes. Please list details.
Percentage reduced: 15%
Baseline year: 2005
Date achieved: 2008

24) Please provide the total heating and cooling degree days averaged over the past three years.
Data on total degree heating and cooling days is available at: http://www.degreedays.net/ . This information will be used to help reduce bias between schools in different climates.
Cooling degree days average over the past three years: 720 (base temp of 65 degrees F)
Heating degree days average over the past three years: 6543 (base temp of 65 degrees F)

25) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-thousand-square-foot basis for the past three years.
Per-Thousand-Square-Foot Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space in thousands of square feet.
2008:  10.55
2007:  11.72
2006:  11.60

 

26) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-full-time-student basis for the past three years.
Per-Student Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time enrolled students.

2008:  5.54         (17,441 / average FTE for Academic Year 2008 and 2009 of 3,146)
2007:  6.40         (19,219 / average FTE for AY0708 of 3,004)
2006:  6.60         (19,170 / average FTE for AY0607 of 2,905)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
27) What programs or technologies has your school implemented to improve energy efficiency (e.g., cogeneration plant, retrocommissioning of HVAC systems, performing system tune-ups, temperature setbacks)?

Assume time frame is the same 3 year period as above?

1.)                                        Installed a more efficient waste heat boiler onto our cogeneration plant

2.)                                        Synced occupancy schedules more tightly to the Energy Management System

3.)                                        Windows replacements in a number of main office buildings and labs

4.)                                        Fixed underground steams leaks

5.)                                        Repaired steam traps

6.)                                        Upgraded HVAC and lighting system in Goddard library, a very large energy user

7.)                                        New buildings built to LEED standards (obtained Gold LEED certification for the Lasry Center for Bioscience and Silver LEED certification for Blackstone Hall).

8.)                                        Installed sub-meters in all buildings

9.)                                        Implemented campus-wide lighting retrofits in partnership with local utility companies

10.)                                    Upgraded HVAC system in Kneller Athletic Center (69,000 sq. ft.) with energy recovery units

11.)                                    Replaced heating systems in 12 satellite buildings (approx 85,000sq. ft.)

12.)                                    Replaced electric heat with cogenerated hot water in Geography building

13.)                                    Installed independent cooling for 3 computer labs (shortened seasonal duration of main chiller)

14.)                                    Recommissioned main chiller plant

15.)                                    Installed new climate controls in pool areas to optimize energy consumption

16.)                                    Installed steam and water meters in central plant to optimize main boiler efficiency

 
ENERGY CONSERVATION
28) Do you facilitate programs that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use (e.g., cash incentives, signs reminding individuals to turn off lights and appliances)?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. Please describe: The Clark Energy Awareness Program (CEAP) focuses on conservation issues with the staff.  In addition to e-mail tips, the CEAP has hosted a “lunch-and-learn” and numerous social events focused on imparting the principles of energy conservation in one’s office.  I have also facilitated hall v. hall energy competitions with students groups and conducted outreach workshops for first-year students and through Residential Life and Housing.

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?
[x  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please specify percentage of overall electricity generated from each of the following sources and describe details below.
[    %]  B100 biodiesel
[    %]  Clean biomass
[    %]  Concentrating solar power (CSP)
[    %]  Geothermal
[    %]  Low-impact hydropower
[    %]  Solar photovoltaics
[    %]  Wind
[    %]  Other

Description:

30)  Does your school have solar hot water systems?
[x  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please specify number of systems and total BTUs generated annually, if available:

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE
31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?
RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standard.
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. Please describe.  Student’s made donations to the New England Wind Fund to offset their electricity use in their room.
Date of most recent contract: January 2007
Quantity (kWh): 200,400
Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents: 1.4%

32) Has your school purchased non-electric energy from renewable sources?
[x  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract:
Quantity (BTUs):
Percentage of your total non-electric energy use that it represents:

ON-SITE COMBUSTION
33) Please provide total BTUs of energy for heating and cooling from on-site combustion:

Assume Calendar year 2008: 82,293 MMBtu

 

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:
1.) Natural Gas, 99.32%

2.) #2 Heating Oil, 0.68% (just a small amount is needed for proper ignition in the cogen engine)


35) Is any on-site combustion for heating and cooling derived from renewable sources?
[x  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Percentage on-site combustion derived from renewable sources: [   %]
Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [#      ]
Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling:

FOOD & RECYCLING
The food portion of this category is covered in a separate dining survey.

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS
36) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles (check all that apply).

[  ]  None
[x ]  Aluminum
[x  ]  Cardboard
[x  ]  Glass
[x  ]  Paper
[  ]  Plastics (all)
[x ]  Plastics (some)
[x  ]  Other. Please list: Paperboard, books.

37) Diversion rate: [ 18% for recycling, 26% for compost = Total diversion rate of 45%]

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE
38) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. If available, please indicate the total annual weight or volume of each material collected for recycling or reuse.
[    ]  Batteries
[    ]  Cell phones
[ 8 tons  ]  Computers
[  0.5 tons  ]  Lightbulbs
[    ]  Printer cartridges
[    ]  Other E-waste. Please list:

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)
39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?
[  100  %]

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe: In the University Center (office space, conference rooms, large event hall)

SOURCE REDUCTION
41) Do you have any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. Please describe: Partner with a non profit to collect items and either resell them directly (through a community yard-sale) or donate them to another non profit group (i.e. Big Brothers Big Sisters).

GREEN BUILDING

GREEN BUILDING POLICY
42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?
[  ]  No
[x  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available: New building construction will be designed and built to a minimum LEED Silver standard on all buildings larger than 5,000 square feet provided this does not increase the total cost of the project by more than 10%.

http://www.clarku.edu/offices/campusSustainability/policy/building.cfm

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43) Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[#  2     ]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.
[    sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[ 73,342  sq ft]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Blackstone Hall
[ 49,686  sq ft]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Lasry Center for Bioscience
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

 

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.
[#  0 ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria
[   sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[#  0    ]  Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS
46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.
[#  0    ]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.
[#   0   ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

48) Please indicate renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[#   0   ]  Total number of renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

49) What energy-efficiency technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., HVAC systems, motion sensors, ambient light sensors, T5 lighting, LED lighting, timers, laundry technology)?

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of maintained building space have been retrofitted with motion sensors; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).  

 

All of the above; Clark University has taken advantage of energy initiatives since their inception. In some cases, we’re in our third generation of energy efficient lighting, all renovation and construction since the early 80’s has embraced proven energy saving technologies.

 
50) What water-conservation technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., low-flow faucets, low-flow showerheads, waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, gray water systems, laundry technology)?   

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of the maintained building space have been retrofitted with low-flow faucets; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).   

 

Other than the waterless urinals, Clark University has installed all of the above in any renovations, construction, and maintenance operations since 2006.

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[ 100    %]

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES
52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Name of program: Eco-Reps
Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house): Campus Wide
Number of students involved: 12 to 18 paid staff, and volunteers
Additional details: This group focuses on education and outreach within the residential halls and houses on campus.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
53) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe how sustainability is incorporated (e.g., information sessions, green tour):  The Campus Sustainability Coordinator is part of the training for Peer Advisors (PA) (who advise new students), highlighting sustainability on campus and opportunities for PAs to help connect new students interested in sustainability to relevant courses, student groups, departments, etc.  Dinning Services and the Dean of Students Office also develop a welcome package including a reusable tote bag, mug, and information about sustainability on campus. Students are informed of Dining Services Sustainability Initiatives including local purchasing, proper disposal of compostable paper goods and food as well as our tray less dining facilities.

 

Last year during orientation, this program ran: Energizing Ourselves for Sustainable Solutions on Campus.

A new energy era is upon us, and Clark is helping pave the path toward a sustainable future. Come learn how sustainability is an important part of day-to-day life in our community.

Members of the Clark Sustainability Initiative (CSI) will talk about sustainability initiatives, classes, and opportunities for you to get involved.

 

This year, we are offering a bike tour of Worcester as a means of promoting the bike-sharing program.

 
INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
54) Does your school offer on-campus office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

55) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or other similar programs to promote behavioral change on campus?
[  ]  No
[x ]  Yes. (The program starts this fall.  Last semester, the program was proposed and approved, upper-class reps were interviewed and hired.  Incoming students await selection.) Please provide details below, and indicate URL if available:
[# 12-18  ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 3
[#     ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#  ~ 10   ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 1 (These are the students that were not selected but are still interested in participating in an “on-call” fashion for events.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
56) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide total number of active organizations, names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs, if available:

Total number is 5.

1.)     Clark Sustainability Initiative - http://groups.google.com/group/csi-dialogue

Clark Sustainability Initiative is a non-hierarchical consensus based community of student activists creating a forum for Clark students to further discuss and act on issues surrounding environmental sustainability and climate change.

2.)     Water Watch - Clark Water Watch works with the Clark campus and the greater Worcester community to raise awareness about water quality and to organize conservation and rehabilitation programs for Worcester waterways.

3.)     Student Alliance of Vegan/Vegetarian Youth - SAVVY spreads awareness about the vital role that a vegetarian diet plays in attaining a just world.

4.)     Cycles of Change -  Bike share program - The program is organized, maintained, and promoted by Cycles of Change, a new cycling club on campus. Students in the club "earned" six bicycles by volunteering at the Earn-A-Bike center, on King Street in Worcester, where they learned how to build bicycles from salvaged parts.

5.)     Community Garden Group – Manage a community garden on Clark land in a partnership with other local groups - Established in 2004 by three Clark students (Sarah Loy, Emma Howard, and Faye Conte) in partnership with REC, the Arboretum Community Garden is a success story of community building and environmental education in Worcester. REC's UGROW Program supports the garden as a member of its network of Worcester community gardens by coordinating compost deliveries from the DPW's composting program; providing free seedlings; sponsoring an annual Spring Garden Forum and seed exchange; holding annual workshops at the garden; and providing networking, coordination, and infrastructure support.

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS
57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.
Name of competition:  “It’s on! Dorm vs. Dorm Sustainability Competition”
Year initiated: 2008
Frequency of competition: annual
Participants: Students in the 3 first-year halls
Incentives: Pizza and Ice Cream Party
Goal of competition: Education and outreach regarding sustainability and personal impact, energy reductions, waste diversion, data gathering (through sustainability surveys), promotion of and recruitment for student environmental groups, promotion of ride sharing program   
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: Energy reduced: 4% in one hall, 1% in a second hall, and 0% in the third.  
Lasting effects of competition:  Increased awareness, Compact Florescent Lamps were swapped for incandescent bulbs and sustained energy reductions beyond the term of the competition. 
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/dormvdorm/


TRANSPORTATION

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[#   18     ]

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.
[#        ]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:
[#    1    ]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles:  Electric golf cart.
[#        ]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used:
[#        ]  Other. Please describe:

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?
[#  not calculable – miles travelled is unknown ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[ x  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe the program including the size of the discount (as a percent of full price) and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[x ]  Yes. Please describe:  Van service transports students to wherever they wish to go on campus or within 1.5 miles of campus. 

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[x ]  Yes. Please describe:  In addition to above, there is a shuttle available to transport students to other colleges and main points of interests in the area, including movie theaters, shopping centers, and the train and bus station (set route). 

BICYCLE PROGRAM
65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created: 2009
Number of bikes available: 6
Fees for participation: free
Repair services provided: The student group maintains the bikes within the fleet connects campus members to a local, Do-It-Yourself bike group/workshop. 

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM
66) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created:
Total number of vehicles:
Number of hybrid vehicles:
Fee for membership:

PLANNING
67) Does your school have policies that support a pedestrian-friendly or bike-friendly campus (e.g., in the school's master plan, a policy prohibiting vehicles from the center of campus)?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[  X]  Yes. Please describe: Any building construction or landscape design includes ADA standards walkway ramping, bike racks as a part of the project, available showers for bicycle commuters, etc.

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?
[ unknown %]

STATISTICS

69) Campus setting:
[  ]  Rural
[  ]  Suburban
[ x ]  Urban
[  ]  Other. Please describe:

70)  Total number of buildings: [# 70     ]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 1,685,580  ]
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#  2824       ]
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#   437      ]
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#  .5    ]
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [    74%]

Questions 76-87 are for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Please mark an "X" next to each item that applies to your institution.

76)  Outdoors club: [x  ]
77)  Disposable water bottle ban: [  ]
78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [x  ]
79)  Student trustee position: [  ]
80)  Environmental science/studies major: [ x ]
81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [ x ]
82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [x  ]
83)  Student green fee: [  ]
84)  Alumni green fund: [  ]
85)  Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [  ]
86)  Campus garden or farm: [x  ]
87)  Single-stream recycling: [  ]

 

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