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Report Card 2007

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University of Michigan
College Sustainability Report Card 2007

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B+
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

School details:

Endowment: $5,700 million as of June 30, 2006

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Campus Survey: Yes

Endowment Survey: Yes

 

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

 
Overall grade  
B +
The University employs a full-time sustainability coordinator and the president works as a member of the Environmental Task Force, which includes faculty, staff, and student involvement.
The University has completed 32 percent of a campus-wide EnergyStar upgrade program and intends to cover all 12 million square feet of building space. In 2005, the University reached its goal of supplying 10 percent of campus power needs with green power. In addition, the Ann Arbor campus has several photovoltaic cells for solar energy.
The University’s Fresh Michigan program incorporates fresh, local produce in many of its menus. The recycling program covers roughly 30 percent of the waste stream and was recognized by the National Recycling Coalition as the best campus recycling program in the country in 2004.
The University has a LEED Gold building on its Ann Arbor campus and each year more than $4 million is spent on light retrofitting.
Endowment holdings are made available primarily to the university community, but are also available to the public. This information can be accessed at the investment office or the vice president’s office. The University has not made proxy voting records available because there has not been a request for this sort of information.
The University is currently invested in renewable energy investment funds or similar investment vehicles.
The University provides their investment managers with guidelines to determine their proxy votes.
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