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Report Card 2010

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University of South Alabama
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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Courtesy of University of South Alabama

School details:

Endowment: $291 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Mobile, Alabama

Enrollment: 14,279

Type: Public


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  
D -
The University of South Alabama has a Faculty Senate Environmental Quality Committee that explores ways to improve recycling on campus and curb the university's resource use.
The university has not made public any steps taken to address energy efficiency or conservation possibilities, and has not made headway toward the use of renewable energy.
The university spends $50,000 on local produce annually, including the purchase of local dairy products. The university experimented with trayless dining, and organic vegetables are available on theme nights. Dining services recycles cardboard.
The university has no known green buildings or a green building policy.
There is a chapter of the Sierra Student Coalition on campus. The university has no known programs to involve students in campus sustainability activities.
Significant funds have been invested in developing and maintaining a shuttle system of trams and buses to transport students around campus. The university's maintenance vehicle fleet has been converted to natural gas-powered vehicles.
The University of South Alabama Foundation has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or shareholder voting records.
The foundation 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 foundation has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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