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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: Jeremiah Dumas
Title:
Director, Mississippi State University Environmental Collaborative Office   
Date survey submitted:
July 28, 2009

ADMINISTRATION
SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

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:

3) Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  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: http://www.msstate.edu/web/campusplan/utilities.html

Mississippi State’s completed its current master plan in 2003.  This plan directs campus utilities to current master plan directs all campus utilities to use LEED guidelines for all planning and building.  It should be noted however that a contract has been signed with a leading international sustainability and master planning firm to complete a more thorough master plan with sustainability at its core.
[  ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

 

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

6) Please provide the name of the committee and list the number of meetings held since August 2008.
Name: Mississippi State University Environmental Collaborative Office     
Number of meetings: 5 (began meeting January 2009)

7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.
[#   5 ]  Administrators
[#   9 ]  Faculty
[#   7 ]  Staff
[#  2  ]  Students
[#   3 ]  Other. Please describe:  1. Jon Maynard, CEO, Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 2. Edward Kemp, City Engineer and Sustainability Director, City of Starkville, Mississippi, 3. Don Posey, County Administrator, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

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):  Jeremiah Dumas
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Director, Mississippi State University Environmental Collaborative Office

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)? Vice President of Finance and Administration

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:

-Worked in conjunction with the Office of Procurement and Contracts to develop an Environmental Purchasing Guide.
-Helped address the need for a more thorough sustainability-driven campus wide master plan.
-In the process of selecting a waste management firm and implementing a campus wide recycling program.
-Implemented a de-lamping policy for all vending machines in order to cut energy use.
-Revised the current vending contract to include specifications regarding de-lamping and the use of other energy reducing technologies.
-Development of paperless Account Statements
-Hosted the 1 st Annual Earth Day Fair
Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:

-The master plan and contract revisions are being finalized at this time. 
-All other efforts have been finalized and implemented.

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.
[#  1  ]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [ Director, Environmental Collaborative Office]
[#    ]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [        ]

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: Director of the Mississippi State University Environmental Collaborative Office reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

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): Environmental Collaborative Office

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

[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide URL: www.eco.msstate.edu

GREEN PURCHASING
15) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available: http://www.procurement.msstate.edu/

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Some. Please describe: At this time, many appliances, monitors, and other electronic equipment are being selected and purchased because of their Energy Star label, and although it is not a requirement at this time, Energy Star products will soon be a requirement under the developing Energy Star purchasing policy.
[  ]  All

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: Mississippi State University purchases a large percentage of 100% post consumer products.  At this time, the exact numbers aren’t know because of a de-centralized purchasing  arrangement.
[  ]  All. Please describe:

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Some. Please describe: Dining Services, the University Laundry, and various other departments use Green Seal products.  A campus wide cleaning product policy will be implemented this fall to ensure the proper purchase and disposal of the products.
[  ]  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)?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[  ]  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)?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Some. Please describe: As the land grant institution for the state of Mississippi, several pesticides are used on campus and across the many agriculture research areas adjacent to campus.  In some areas of campus, some crop treatments are conducted and use pesticides that meet the USDA organic standards.
[  ]  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.
[ x ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date: We are at the beginning stages of the inventory.  The guidelines of the baseline have been set and data collection is occurring. 
[  ]  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:
2006:
2005:

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 – Mississippi State University is committed to reducing our GHG emissions.  We are developing performance metrics and milestone dates for the next 30 years.  The levels, dates, and metrics will be determined after the completion of our baseline and inventory.
[  ]  Yes. Please list details.
Reduction level:
Baseline year:
Target date:

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
[  ]  Yes. Please list details.
Percentage reduced:
Baseline year:
Date achieved:

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:
Heating degree days average over the past three years:

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:
2006:

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:
2006:

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)?
 
-The University (MSU) has replaced incandescent with compact fluorescent light bulbs, as well as replaced the main steam system with a more efficient boiler system.

- MSU has been performing Energy Management Controls Systems installation at a rate of 4 to 7 buildings per year over the past 5+ years.  This effort has included recommissioning of HVAC systems.

- MSU has converted its chilled water loop (approx 45 buildings) to variable speed pumping.

- The hot water loop has been converted from 65%-75% efficient steam boilers on a distributed pumping system to a modular array of 90+% efficient fully condensing hydronic boilers on a central pumping system (in the process of making this loop variable flow).

- The Central Plant (which performs the heating and cooling for the chilled/hot water loop) utilizes an economizer (plate and frame exchanger) that allows for free cooling when the ambient temperature drops below 50F.

- We are currently under construction on a loop expansion project that will add two of the largest energy consuming buildings to our central hot and chilled water loop.  The will also undergo a significant energy management controls upgrade.  This loop expansion project will also provide hot and chilled water to one new dormitory that is under construction.  Also, 4 other buildings are being considered for addition to the loop (including the largest energy consuming dorm) due to this expansion project.

- MSU has installed approximately 30 high efficiency boilers that have replaced older steam boilers (this includes 14 boilers installed at the Central plant).

- We perform temperature setbacks automatically during nights and weekends on some 65 buildings.  We have a program with building representatives listed for every building.  These building reps help to perform temperature setbacks on nights and weekends.

- We perform holiday shutbacks that involve shutting off as much mechanical equipment as we can with the Energy Management Control System and using our technicians to go physically shut equipment down that will not be needed.  We also send out a campus wide email for all faculty and staff to help shut equipment down during holidays.

- We have performed lighting retrofits in multiple buildings on campus in order to reduce energy usage.  The energy management office has performed building audits and has compiled energy savings recommendations for many locations on campus.

- We have performed a campus wide vending machine de-lamping program.

- We have implemented the use of daylighting in the design of several newer buildings on campus.  One building under construction utilizes daylighting with photo sensors to vary the amount of electrical light based on the amount of daylight harvested.

- We have two buildings that have geothermal technologies, utilizing ground source heat pumps for heating and cooling.

- Many of our existing buildings have been upgraded to use an economizer mode that takes advantage of cooler outside air when ambient conditions allow.  Generally below 55F we are able to get free cooling and free dehumidification from the outside air.

-We have worked with the athletic department to decrease energy use in our athletic venues.  Humphrey Coliseum has reduced energy consumption by replacing old fixtures with new energy efficient fixtures.  This is resulting in a roughly $1,500/month average savings in energy cost.


 

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:

- Refer to the shutback emails above.  At least twice a year we send out this mailer that reminds folks how they can help by cutting back in their areas. Also note our program mentioned above where we use building representatives to help support the energy conservation efforts.

- We maintain an Energy Conservation Website that provides access to energy reports and conservation tips.

- MSU Energy committee, which meets quarterly, is comprised of faculty, staff and students that are interested in energy conservation and promoting energy awareness and conservation in their respective areas of the University.

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
[   X %]  Solar photovoltaics
[    %]  Wind
[    %]  Other
Description: Two buildings are heated and cooled by geothermal wells. The University has also installed a 15kW solar photovoltaic system on a sidewalk between the new Landscape Architecture Building and the Ammerman-Hearnsberger Pilot Food Processing Lab.

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.
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract:
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:

FY06- 474,863 BTU’s
FY07- 411,710 BTU’s
FY08- 361,123 BTU’s

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

All years were 100% Natural Gas.

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: Recycling of aluminum is being occurring in several campus facilities.
[ x ]  Cardboard
[  ]  Glass
[ x ]  Paper
[  ]  Plastics (all)
[ x ]  Plastics (some): The residence hall association has a separate program to collect and transport plastics.
[  ]  Other. Please list:

37) Diversion rate: [ ?  %] – The diversion rate is unclear.  A new campus wide waste/recycling contract is being negotiated, and recycling efforts have been poorly documented in the past. 

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 – a total of 67,000 lbs of E-Waste has been recycled since February of 2009
[    ]  Batteries
[  x  ]  Cell phones
[  x  ]  Computers
[    ]  Lightbulbs
[    ]  Printer cartridges
[  x  ]  Other E-waste. Please list: TVs, monitors, scientific equipment, etc.

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)
39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[   85 %]

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe: Floral Department and various academic buildings.


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: Text book swap and resale programs

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: The University's master plan instructs all utilities projects to adhere to LEED standards. http://www.msstate.edu/web/campusplan/utilities.html .  A LEED Silver policy for all campus construction is being developed at this time.

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43)
Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[#   0  ]  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.
[#    0  ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria
[    sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    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.
[#  0   ]  Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS
46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.
[#     0 ]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.
[#   0   ]  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.
[#    0  ]  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).  
-We are using motion sensors in bathrooms and some classrooms in roughly 10% of buildings.
-We have timers and/or photocells on almost 100% of our outdoor lights (street/parking/pathway lights).
-5-10 buildings have lighting control panels.
-We have LED outdoor lighting on 1 building (<1% of total)

50) What water-conservation technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., low-flow faucets, low-flow showerheads, waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, gray water systems, 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 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).   

-Low- flow faucets, toilettes, etc are in buildings added or renovated since around 2000.  (10-15% of space)
-We have one(1) water-less urinal (<1%).

51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and  demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[  10   %]

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): recycling information is provided during student housing check in.

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:
[#  1 ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 20 hours
[#     ]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

 

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:

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: Bulldog Recycling Club - http://one.msstate.edu/join/index.php#criteria%3Dorg%26val%3D1308 - The Bulldog Recycling Club is a student run organization aimed at increasing the campus wide recycling effort.

Green Starkville - http://www.greenstarkville.org/ - Our mission is to promote a culture of green living in the city of Starkville, MS and nearby areas.

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: Recyclemania
Year initiated: 2008
Frequency of competition: Once a year
Participants: Students, faculty, staff
Incentives:
Goal of competition: Increase recycling rate
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition: 4758.15lbs of waste recycled and the beginnings of a campus wide recycling program
Website: http://www.greenstarkville.org/msu/recyclemania.php

TRANSPORTATION
CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[#   635     ]

 

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.
[#        ]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models:
[#        ]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles:
[#    1    ]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used: Campus shuttle bus is currently running on Biodiesel with hopes of expanding that technology to other buses and maintenance equipment.  Biodiesel is a 20% blend.
[#        ]  Other. Please describe:

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?
[#    N/A    ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.

- With our total fleet of 635 vehicles, we have 16 shuttles with passenger information.  Our shuttles carried 570,000 riders over 242,256 miles for an average MPG of 9.  An average of 3800 riders were passengers on shuttles that covered 225 miles per day.  The average length of trip per passenger is not know thus it is impossible to calculate an accurate passenger mile. 

- Our fleet covered 4.1 million miles and consumed roughly 340,000 gallons of fuel.  Without sound passenger information, we can only provide a gross carbon dioxide emission calculation:
1346 tons CO2 (gasoline vehicles) + 2310 tons CO2 (diesel vehicles) = 3656 tons of CO2

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?
[ x ]  N/A. Please explain: Given the rural/small town character of the area, the university shuttle system is the only public transit system in the area.
[  ]  No
[  ]  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):

63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe: MSU Transit offers a free shuttle to all students and employees to travel on- and off-campus.

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe: MSU Transit offers a free shuttle to all students and employees to travel on- and off-campus.

BICYCLE PROGRAM
65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created: 2008
Number of bikes available: 100
Fees for participation: Free
Repair services provided: Weekly and as needed

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:
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe: The University has reduced lanes for on-street parking for more bike lanes and has recently added a lit concrete bike path that runs through the campus and into the City of Starkville.  In addition, a new master plan is under development that will focus on creating a pedestrian and bike friendly campus.

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?
[   5-10 %]

STATISTICS
69) Campus setting:
[  ]  Rural
[  ]  Suburban
[  ]  Urban
[ X ]  Other. Please describe:  Small Town/Rural

70)  Total number of buildings: [# 351        ]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [#    6.3 million     ]
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#    14,400     ]
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#    3,424     ]
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#  N/A       ]
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [     28.6    %]

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: [ x ]
81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [ x ]
82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [ x ]
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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