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Report Card 2010

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The Citadel
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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The Citadel

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Endowment: $206 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Enrollment: 2,100

Type: Public


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: No

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 Citadel employs an energy manager and purchases only Energy Star-qualified products. The school has no known policy relating to campus-wide sustainability initiatives.
The Citadel has eliminated the use of incandescent lightbulbs and has installed occupancy sensors in many campus buildings. An energy newsletter is distributed to the campus community twice a year.
The Citadel recycles aluminum, cardboard, plastic, paper, glass, and mixed metals.
The Citadel is now required by South Carolina law to achieve LEED Silver certification for new buildings and major renovations. Low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets have been installed throughout campus.
Students at the Citadel have participated in RecycleMania.
The Citadel maintains a pedestrian-friendly campus. The school's fleet includes several flex-fuel vehicles and electric golf carts, and bike racks are located throughout campus. All members of the campus community are eligible for a subsidized bus pass.
The Citadel makes a list of endowment holdings available to the public. This information is accessible online. Proxy voting records are not made publicly available.
The Citadel aims to optimize investment return and does not invest in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The Citadel asks that its investment managers handle the details of proxy voting.
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