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Report Card 2010

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University of Montana Western
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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D+
Courtesy of University of Montana Western

School details:

Endowment: $6 million as of June 30, 2009

Location: Dillon, Montana

Enrollment: 1,664

 

Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: Yes (see response)

 

An application was submitted by Richard Storey to have this school evaluated in the College Sustainability Report Card 2010.  A grant was awarded to cover the cost of inclusion.   Learn more  about how a school can apply for inclusion.  

 

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

 
Overall grade  
D +
The University of Montana Western has a sustainability committee comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administration. The university purchases Energy Star-rated computers, as well as paper products made from postconsumer waste.
A wood-chip fired boiler has saved the university money and reduced energy consumption. The boiler is fueled with lumber waste products. A roof-top photovoltaic system was installed and generates 0.2 percent of the campus's overall electricity.
Dining services spends approximately 25 percent of its budget on locally produced food, including meat and produce. All dining facilities on campus went trayless in February 2009, reducing food waste by 60 percent. A student fee supports the campus recycling facility, which diverts aluminum, paper, cardboard, and some plastics.
The university has no known green buildings or a green building policy.
The student union is involved in several sustainability projects, including organizing an electronic waste recycling event and achieving a reduction in energy costs. The environmental science club, Terra Verde, has organized town clean-ups and an Earth Day festival in the local community.
Due to its small size, the primary mode of transportation on campus is walking.
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No evaluation was made of Endowment Transparency because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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No evaluation was made of Investment Priorities because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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No evaluation was made of Shareholder Engagement because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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