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Report Card 2010

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

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Endowment: $1,500 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Enrollment: 36,510

Type: Public

 

Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: No

 

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

 
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The university's sustainability principles address sustainable transit, energy efficiency, and green purchasing. The Campus Sustainability Steering Committee is working to develop action plans and projects to support those principles. The Greening IUPUI Grant Fund provides financial support for campus projects.
The university has retrocommissioned its HVAC systems, and signage serves to remind campus community members to close fume hoods and avoid automatic doors.
Dining services purchases fruit and vegetables from six local farms and milk from a local dairy. Some cage-free eggs, hormone-free meat, and fair trade coffee are served. The university has an electronics recycling program and holds a donation drive at the end of the semester.
The university has installed motion sensors, ambient light sensors, and timer faucets. The university has no formal green building policy.
Sustainability information is distributed during orientation. The university currently employs one sustainability intern and will add five more positions in fall 2009.
Students ride public transit for free, and the university runs free shuttles to several nearby locations. The campus fleet includes hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as vehicles that run on biodiesel.
A list of all holdings and a list of votes cast on proxy solutions on a company-specific level is made available to trustees, senior administrators, and other select members of the school community. The Indiana University Foundation makes a list of external managers available to the public online.
The foundation aims to optimize investment return and is currently invested in renewable energy funds.
The foundation provides its investment managers with general guidelines that determine its proxy votes.
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