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Report Card 2010

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John Carroll University
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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Courtesy of John Carroll University

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Endowment: $131 million as of May 31, 2009

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Enrollment: 3,244

Type: Private


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: Yes (see response)


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

Overall grade  
D +
John Carroll University purchases Energy Star products when available, as well as a variety of green cleaning products. Most of the campus's paper products are made of at least 30 percent postconsumer recycled content.
The university has performed HVAC system upgrades, lighting retrofits, and temperature setbacks. Energy-efficient windows and variable frequency drives have been installed for energy efficiency.
Dining services purchases local produce, dairy products, and baked goods, as well as some organic produce, grains, and coffee. All seafood meets the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines. The university serves only fair trade coffee, and all dining halls are trayless.
Room occupancy sensors and low-flow showerheads increase conservation on campus. The university diverts 30 percent of its construction waste.
New students are given a flash drive with information about sustainability initiatives. Students can choose the Living Simply residential community for their housing. The Generation Green student group is working to form a sustainability task force that includes students, faculty, and staff. Four sustainability interns are employed by the university.
The university has five electric golf carts and offers a pretax transit purchase option to employees. Two separate shuttle loops run between campuses and local shopping and dining areas.
The university makes a list of all holdings available to all members of the school community and sends the information upon request. The university does not make its shareholder voting record public.
The university aims to optimize investment return and does not invest in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
Most of the endowment is in mutual funds or other commingled investment vehicles. For a managed account, the university asks that its investment manager handle the details of proxy voting.
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