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Grand Valley State University

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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.

 

Name: Norman Christopher

Title: Director of Sustainability

Date survey submitted: 7/21/2009

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available: www.gvsu.edu/sustainability

 

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. If completed, please provide the date the GHG Report was submitted to the ACUPCC: The GHG report was submitted 02/19/2009

 

3) Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes

 

4) Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan (check all that apply)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

[ X ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available: http://www.gvsu.edu/cms3/assets/61697910-910A-8DF3-C277AFB5E6D3E506/GVSU_StratPlan_2008.pdf

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

5) Does your school have a council or committee that advises on and/or implements policies and programs related to sustainability?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes

 

If you answered "No" to question 5, please proceed directly to question 11.

 

6) Please provide the name of the committee and list the number of meetings held since August 2008.

Name: Sustainability Initiative Advisory Council

Number of meetings: 2 (8/8/2008; 11/14/2008)

 

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

[# 2]  Administrators

[# 6]  Faculty

[# 2]  Staff

[# 2]  Students

[# 2]  Other. Please describe: Community Partners: City of Grand Rapids

 

8) Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

If 2009-2010 academic year information is not yet available, please provide information for 2008-2009 instead.

Name of chair(s): Wendy Wenner

Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Dean, College of Interdisciplinary Studies

 

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? Provost

 

10) Please list key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2008.

Key issues/programs that the group has addressed/implemented since August 2008:

Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:

 

The following sustainability programs have been completed since August 2008:

·         Development of a new Applied Sustainability brochure

·         Database of student credit hours in sustainability courses (13% Winter 2008)

·         Database of student enrollment in sustainability courses (11,974 Winter 2008)

·         Establishment of a sustainability emphasis within Liberal Studies

·         Development of a 2008-2009 Sustainability Initiative Plan

·         Preliminary development of a 2009-2010 Sustainable Community Development Initiative Plan

·         Preparation for and successful re-accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In their overall observation about GVSU they stated “The university’s award winning Sustainability Initiative serves the mission of education and outreach and provides national leadership”

·         Preparation for and successful implementation of annual Campus Sustainability Week activities in October and Environmental Awareness activities in April

·         Maintenance of an active robust website that is student led www.gvsu.edu/sustainability

·         Establishment of an Environmental Studies minor

·         Participation in National RecycleMania competition where GVSU placed 36 th out of all 500+ higher education institutions entered

·         Completion of GVSU’s second Campus Sustainability Report

·         Submission of GVSU GHG report

·         Successful organizational transition from the Sustainability Initiative to the Sustainable Community Development Initiative

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.

[# 2]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [Director of Sustainability; Clerical Support]

[# 1]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [Project Manger]

 

12) Does the head of the sustainability staff report directly to the president or another high-level administrator (e.g., vice president, vice chancellor)?

[  ]  N/A

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Dean Wendy Wenner, College of Interdisciplinary Studies

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT

13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe (including name of office or department and year created): Sustainability Initiative; 2006

 

WEBSITE

14) Does your school have a website detailing its sustainability initiatives?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide URL: www.gvsu.edu/sustainability

 

GREEN PURCHASING

15)Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available:

 

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?

[  ]  No

[  ]  Some. Please describe:

[ X ]  All – Energy Star rated appliances for all new and replacement projects! Energy Star designation for the Mark A. Murray Living Center, the only college residential building in Michigan.

 

17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Some. Please describe: we are increasing our purchase of recycled paper (10%, 30% & 50% recycled).  FY08 purchases amounted to $406,000 compared to $307,000 in FY05.  Furthermore, there has been a shift from primarily 10% recycled paper to primarily 35% and 50% recycled paper.

[  ]  All. Please describe:

 

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Some. Please describe: Our basic cleaning chemicals (glass cleaner, all purpose cleaner, neutral cleaner, carpet cleaner) are Green Seal certified. We have specialty chemicals that are not green seal for challenges that do not respond to the green chemicals.

[  ]  All. Please describe:

 

19) Are your school's computer/electronics purchase decisions made in accordance with standards such as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)?

[  ]  No

[ x ]  Some. Please describe: The standard university purchases are EPEAT.  In some instances, system requirements may result in a purchase that is non-standard and potentially not EPEAT.

 [  ]  All

 

20) Does your school use only pesticides that meet the standards for organic crop production set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Canadian Organic Standards (excluding on-campus farms)?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Some. Please describe:

[  ]  All

 

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY

21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?

Please check all that apply.

[  ]  No.

[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

[ X ]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (in metric tons of CO2e). Also, include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.

2008:  

2007: 85,874

2006: 85,844

2005: 83,350


The preliminary GHG inventory is available online at www.aashe.org/pcc/reports . These inventory figures represent a refined database of emissions that have not been posted yet, but will be shortly. Inventories are for fiscal years beginning July 1 st .

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

The purchase of carbon offsets does not count toward greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions for this indicator. They are counted in a subsequent indicator.

22) Has your school made a commitment to reducing GHG emissions by a specific amount?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please list details.

Reduction level:

Baseline year:

Target date:

 

GVSU will make a forward commitment to reducing GHG emissions including targets by January 2010, the due date of our climate action plan. We will look toward guiding documents, such as the Michigan Climate Action Council proposed recommendations. Norman Christopher from GVSU was appointed by the Governor to this council.

 

If you answered only "No" or "In progress" to question 21, please now skip to question 27.

 

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

23) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please list details.

Percentage reduced: Reduced GHG emissions by 8,000 MT CO2e per year

Baseline year:

Date achieved:

GVSU overall GHG emissions have remained relatively constant over the last three years. However, we have increased our total square footage by ~15% since 2004. This ~600,000 sq ft of additional new building space has all been built to LEED certification standards. Additionally, GVSU has ~2MM annual bus rides. Since 2000, these annual bus rides now save GVSU ~8,000 tons per year in CO2 emissions. 

 

24) Please provide the total heating and cooling degree days averaged over the past three years.

Data on total degree heating and cooling days is available at: http://www.degreedays.net/ . This information will be used to help reduce bias between schools in different climates.

Cooling degree days average over the past three years: 135.4

Heating degree days average over the past three years: 13.0

 

25) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-thousand-square-foot basis for the past three years.

Per-Thousand-Square-Foot Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space in thousands of square feet.

2008: ----

2007: 18.2

2006: 19.4

This reduction can be attributed to our cumulative energy savings which now total $860K in FY08 and our new LEED building construction.

 

26) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-full-time-student basis for the past three years.

Per-Student Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time enrolled students.

2008: -----

2007: 3.66

2006: 3.69

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

27) What programs or technologies has your school implemented to improve energy efficiency (e.g., cogeneration plant, retrocommissioning of HVAC systems, performing system tune-ups, temperature setbacks)?  

Temperature setbacks, mixed air temperature settings, motion sensors tied to lighting and VAV, Day/Night scheduling of HVAC equipment, conversion of pneumatic controls to DDC, day light harvesting controls, reduced lamp wattage installations, installation of VFD’s, installation of CO2 sensors to control outside air, steam temp setbacks (holiday breaks) power factor correction projects, boiler tubes cleaned.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION

28) Do you facilitate programs that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use (e.g., cash incentives, signs reminding individuals to turn off lights and appliances)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe:
Provide energy data to housing units for student awareness, provide weekly ads in school paper (weekly), promote housing energy conservation contest with prizes, provide promotional energy conservation awareness items to incoming freshman.

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please specify percentage of overall electricity generated from each of the following sources and describe details below.

[    %]  B100 biodiesel

[    %]  Clean biomass

[    %]  Concentrating solar power (CSP)

[    %]  Geothermal

[    %]  Low-impact hydropower

[1.5%]  Solar photovoltaics

[    %]  Wind

[    %]  Other

 

Description:

 

30)  Does your school have solar hot water systems?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please specify number of systems and total BTUs generated annually, if available:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?

RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standard.

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe.

Date of most recent contract: One time renewable energy credit contract in 2005 for ~$10,000

Quantity (kWh):

Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents:

 

32) Has your school purchased non-electric energy from renewable sources?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe.

Date of most recent contract:

Quantity (BTUs):

Percentage of your total non-electric energy use that it represents:

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

33) Please provide total BTUs of energy for heating and cooling from on-site combustion:

3,217 E 11(E to the 11th power) BTU's

 

34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:
Natural Gas 98%

Fuel Oil 2%

 

35) Is any on-site combustion for heating and cooling derived from renewable sources?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe.

Percentage on-site combustion derived from renewable sources: [   %]

Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [#      ]

Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling:

 

FOOD & RECYCLING

The food portion of this category is covered in a separate dining survey.

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

36) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles (check all that apply).

[  ]  None

[ X ]  Aluminum

[ X ]  Cardboard

[ X ]  Glass

[ X ]  Paper

[ X ]  Plastics (all)

[  ]  Plastics (some)

[ X ]  Other. Please list: pallets

 

37) Diversion rate: [30% including e-waste]

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE

38) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. If available, please indicate the total annual weight or volume of each material collected for recycling or reuse.

[ X ]  Batteries – 2.8 tons

[  ]  Cell phones

[ X ]  Computers – 10.7 tons

[ X ]  Light bulbs – 1.6 tons

[    ]  Printer cartridges

[    ]  Other E-waste. Please list:

 

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)

39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[ 30%]

 

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

 

SOURCE REDUCTION

41) Do you have any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Project Donation – at move-out, we collect unwanted items (computers, food, furniture, clothing, etc.) and donate them to local organizations.

 

GREEN BUILDING

 

GREEN BUILDING POLICY

42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available: All major renovations and new building construction are designed and built to LEED standards.

 

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS

43) Please indicate LEED-certified buildings. – See Attachment

[# 11 ]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.

[    sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[    sq ft]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[    sq ft]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[    sq ft]  Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

 

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.

[# 1 ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria

[ 3,179 sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Storage building at Lake Michigan Center

[    sq ft]  Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[    sq ft]  Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

[    sq ft]  Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

 

45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

[# 1 ]  Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings. Please list building names: Mark A. Murray Bldg

[ 103,806 sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS

46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.

[# 1 ]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names: Mackinac Hall

[ 8,000 sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.

[ None  ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names:

[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

48) Please indicate renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

[ None ]  Total number of renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled. Please list building names:

[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

49) What energy-efficiency technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., HVAC systems, motion sensors, ambient light sensors, T5 lighting, LED lighting, timers, laundry technology)?   

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of maintained building space have been retrofitted with motion sensors; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).  

 

50)What water-conservation technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., low-flow faucets, low-flow shower heads, waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, gray water systems, laundry technology)?   - see attachment

For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of the maintained building space have been retrofitted with low-flow faucets; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).   

 

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?

[ 80%+]  Of the 10+ LEED building construction projects we have diverted more than 80% of the waste from landfills

 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.

Name of program:

Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house):

Number of students involved:

Additional details:

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

53) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe how sustainability is incorporated (e.g., information sessions, green tour): Our new freshman orientation planner contains a student sustainability guidebook.

 

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

54) Does your school offer on-campus office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student: A total of 10 on campus sustainability jobs were available including one Graduate Assistant. The average number of hours worked were 12 hours per week.

[# 4]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 10 hours per week

[# 6]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 10+ hours per week

 

55) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or other similar programs to promote behavioral change on campus?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below, and indicate URL if available:

[#     ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

[#     ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:

[#     ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

 

No formal orientation to campus sustainability through Student Life's Transition program or included in their "Do Something Guide".  Informal orientation for residential students through the inclusion of the Student Sustainability Guide in the Housing & Residence Life Handbook.

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

56) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide total number of active organizations, names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs, if available:
We have a core group of ~10 student organizations that have committed to sustainability guiding principles. The primary organizations include the Student Senate Sustainability Subcommittee and the Student Environmental Coalition. These student groups represent leadership in sustainability, awareness and advocacy for environmental sustainability and service in social sustainability.

·         Alternative Breaks – www.gvsualternativebreaks.com Focus: Service and advocacy

·         Backpacking Club - www2.gvsu.edu/~backpack/  Focus: Sports and recreation

·         Delta Sigma Phi - www.deltsiget.org/ Focus:

·         Habitat for Humanity – Focus: Service and advocacy

·         Lanthorn - www.lanthorn.com Focus: Media and entertainment

·         Recycling Advocacy Club - www.freewebs.com/recyclingadvocacyclub/ Focus: Service and advocacy

·         Students for Fair Trade - www.gvsft.info/ Focus: Service and advocacy

·         Student Environmental Coalition - www2.gvsu.edu/~sec/ Focus: Service and advocacy

·         Student Senate Sustainability Subcommittee - http://www.gvsu.edu/sustainability/

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.

Name of competition:

#1 - Name of competition: Recyclemania

Year initiated: 2008       

Frequency of competition: Annually        

Participants: 24,000

Incentives: National recognition and awards given in four categories

Goal of competition: To increase our recycling rate and decrease landfill waste

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: 68.9% increase in recycling from 2008 to 2009, and reduced landfill waste by 4.67 pounds per person during the competition

Lasting effects of competition: The 2008 competition raised the recycling rate to 30% of our waste.  That rate continued until the 2009 competition when the rate increased again.

Website: http://www.gvsu.edu/facilitiesservices/index.cfm?id=7A35702E-D089-7913-B495E8C24D8EB962

 

#2 - Name of competition: Conserve Energy Challenge 

Year initiated: 2006

Frequency of competition: Twice each year

Participants: All students living on campus (about 5500)

Incentives: Give the winning housing unit a prize to be picked by the winners

Goal of competition:  To reduce energy consumption in a housing unit by a larger percentage than the others

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced: Energy usage is reduced by 9% during the competition

Lasting effects of competition: After each competition there is about a 2% carry over in energy conservation          

Website: http://www.gvsu.edu/housing/index.cfm?id=9DC6E3F5-D32D-D1D8-1C457A25568C0082

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?

[# 96]

 

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.

[#  2 ]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:

            2003 Toyota Prius

            2010 Honda Insight EX Hybrid

[#  3 ]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles:

            GEM (Global Electric Motorcars) Cars

[#  0 ]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used:

[#  5 ]  Other. Please describe:

            2008 Tiger Star Extended Cab Truck

            2008 Tiger Star Cargo Van (2)

            2009 Tiger Truck Standard Cab (2)

            These vehicles are gas fueled however, they get 37 - 43 MPG

 

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?

[# 1.32]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.
GVSU has ~55 fleet vehicles, ~50 vehicles operate on unleaded fuel and 5 operate on diesel fuel. On average these vehicles obtain ~15mpg. Overall over fleet vehicles emit ~1.32lbs of CO2 per mile traveled.

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):

 

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe the program including the size of the discount (as a percent of full price) and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students): All students, faculty, and staff are provided public transportation both on and off campus at 100% discount. The program is completely free with a valid student or faculty/staff identification card. The 100% discount applies to both university bus routes as well as all city bus routes.

 

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: GVSU currently provides five (5) free bus routes both throughout the campus and into the surrounding neighborhoods. The routes are free for all students, faculty, and staff.   GVSU also has an agreement with the local transportation authority (the Rapid) to provide free service on any city routes for access to and around campus.

 

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: All five (5) of our current routes run off-campus at a given time in the route providing accessibility to local apartment communities, restaurants, shopping, medical support, and community services. GVSU also has an agreement with the local transportation authority (the Rapid) to provide free service on any city routes as well for access to off-campus destinations.

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.

Year created:

Number of bikes available:

Fees for participation:

Repair services provided:

 

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM

66) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.

Year created:

Total number of vehicles:

Number of hybrid vehicles:

Fee for membership:

 

PLANNING

67) Does your school have policies that support a pedestrian-friendly or bike-friendly campus (e.g., in the school's master plan, a policy prohibiting vehicles from the center of campus)?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

 

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?

[ 52%] This number is based on university population and number of ridership on public transit.

 

STATISTICS

 

69) Campus setting:

[  ]  Rural

[  ]  Suburban

[  ]  Urban

[ x ]  Other. Please describe: Downtown Grand Rapids campus is urban setting and Allendale campus is suburban setting

 

70)  Total number of buildings: [# 98]

71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 4,758,101]

72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 18,849]

73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [# 5,043]

74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [# 1,795 FTE]

75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [30%]

 

Questions 76-87 are for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

 

Please mark an "X" next to each item that applies to your institution.

 

76)  Outdoors club: [ X ]

77)  Disposable water bottle ban: [  ]

78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [ X ]

79)  Student trustee position: [  ]

80)  Environmental science/studies major: [  ]

81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [ X ]

82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [  ]

83)  Student green fee: [  ]

84)  Alumni green fund: [  ]

85)  Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [  ]

86)  Campus garden or farm: [ X ]

87)  Single-stream recycling: [  ]

 

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