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Report Card 2010

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Gallaudet University
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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Gallaudet University

School details:

Endowment: $168 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Enrollment: 1,530

Type: Private


Campus Survey: No

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: No


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

Overall grade  
The administration and finance office employs an environmental intern who works on various sustainability projects. The university has a website that details its sustainability initiatives. Gallaudet uses organic fertilizers and Green Seal cleaning products.
The facilities department is working to hire a consultant to complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory.
Throughout the year, Gallaudet purchases from ten local producers and buys organic produce and bread from a local co-op. Dining services buys fair trade coffee, cage-free eggs, and hormone-free dairy and poultry, and reduces waste by dispensing condiments from a pump container instead of individual foil packets. Cardboard, aluminum, and plastic are recycled in the dining halls.
The Sorenson Language and Learning Center is a LEED-certified building.
The student organization Green Gallaudet focuses on promoting environmental awareness. The organization has hosted Earth Day events and has proposed signing the Presidents' Climate Commitment to the university president. An environmental intern works in the administration and finance office.
Gallaudet has partnered with a car-sharing program and has one such car on campus. A shuttle bus provides access to metro stations and surrounding areas. A student is working to get a bike-share station on campus.
The university has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record.
The university 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 university has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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