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Report Card 2008

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Fordham University
College Sustainability Report Card 2008

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Fordham University

School details:

Endowment: $513 million as of June 30, 2007

Location: Bronx, New York


Campus Survey: No

Dining Survey: Yes

Endowment Survey: No


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

Overall grade  
While Fordham University has no known campus-wide sustainability policies, the administration has addressed the pressing issue of climate change by making a commitment to emissions reduction.
Fordham is one of nine New York City universities to commit to reducing their greenhouse emissions by 30 percent over the next ten years, matching Mayor Bloomberg’s commitment for the city of New York. The facilities management department has taken on a multi-tiered program to reduce energy use. The university has not made public any investment in renewable energy.
Fordham sources food from eight to ten local producers and offers fair-trade coffee in all restaurants. The university has a new organic and fair-trade restaurant located on its Rose Hill campus. In addition to recycling traditional office materials, the university recycles fluorescent lightbulbs, batteries, paints, lab chemicals, and used vehicles. The Green Space Stewardship Initiative within facilities management sends fallen leaves to a botanical garden for composting. Dining services also cosponsors events with student groups promoting sustainability.
The university has no known green buildings or a green building policy.
The facilities management fleet includes three electric vehicles. The university has not made public any programs or practices that encourage or facilitate the use of other alternative forms of transportation.
The university has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record. Therefore, there is no known ability to access this information.
The university 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 university has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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