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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: Patrick Willoughby

Title: Associate Director, Facilities

Date survey submitted:    July 28, 2009

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

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

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

 

http://www.wellesley.edu/AdminandPlanning/Sustainability/about.html

 

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

[ X ]  No

[  ]  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)?

[ X ]  No N/A the College does not have an institutional master plan.

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

[  ]  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

 

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 Advisory Committee

Number of meetings: 10

 

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

[#  4  ]  Administrators

[#  2  ]  Faculty

[#  2  ]  Staff

[# 5   ]  Students

[#    ]  Other. Please describe:

 

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):

 Kate Salop, Assistant VP and Executive Assistant to the President (Administrator)

 Patrick Willoughby, Associate Director Facilities (Administrator)

Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student):

 

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

President of the College

 

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:

 

Engaged in annual activities such as: RecycleMania, Energy Competitions, Sustainability Day programming, a presentation at First Year Orientation. Launched a “Green Corps” program in which members of the community volunteer to serve as a resource to departments to generate interest and understanding regarding sustainability principles and to disseminate information, provide suggestions and assist in implementing change as appropriate and feasible. The committee developed a sustainable drinking water policy to limit use of bottled water on campus. The Committee awarded “Green Grants” to members of the community to fund sustainable initiatives, including funding two fellowship positions for Regeneration, a student-run sustainable farming group operating two garden plots and number of rooftop container gardens.

 

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:  Associate Director Facilities 

[#    ]  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

[ X ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

 

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): The Associate Director of Facilities duties and responsibilities were changed in June 2009 to allow this position to deal almost exclusively with sustainability.

 

WEBSITE

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

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide URL: http://www.wellesley.edu/AdminandPlanning/Sustainability/index.html

 

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

 

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:

Some departments order office paper with recycled content. All paper towels and toilet paper purchased by the college have recycled content.

[  ]  All. Please describe:

 

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

[  ]  No

[X  ]  Some. Please describe:

 

Two of our major buildings and one residence hall utilize all green clean products and we continue to transition use of these products to other buildings on campus.

[  ]  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: Sustainability is always a factor, especially with our major purchase decisions. For example, we're moving to the Lenovo small form factor desktop, which is slightly more expensive but their greenest option.

[  ]  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:

 

The College follows an Integrated Pest Management Plan and utilizes pesticides only as a last resort. The design of the campus landscape focuses on many natural type areas which generally do not require pest control. Galerucella Beetles were introduced both naturally and as part of a student research project in 2007and are providing excellent biological control for one of the College’s most invasive, non-native species, Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).  Further, where possible the College is using “Green” products such as Neem oil to control some insects and citric acid mixtures as an herbicide.

[  ]  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: Utilizing ACUPCC guidelines the College’s GHG emissions are calculated at 38,563 tonnes. For more information go to: http://www.wellesley.edu/EnvironmentalStudies/Research/pdf/ES300-2008-Wellesley-GHG-Audit.pdf

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?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please list details.

 

The following statement was included in a report on sustainability at Wellesley College to the Trustees in January of 2008.

 

Our goal is to further reduce our consumption of electricity by 13% by 2013 (for a total reduction of 25% between 2003-2013) and to reduce our consumption of other energy by 15% as buildings and systems are upgraded.

 

While this goal does not specifically target GHG emissions the result is a reduction in GHG emissions. Since 2003 the College has steadily reduced electrical consumption by over 20%. The reduction in total MMBtu for the production of thermal energy has been reduced by 11.5% from FY 04 through FY 08. This progress has yielded significant positive results in the reduction in GHG especially since the cogeneration plant is the College’s largest contributor to GHG emissions.  

 

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

[X  ]  Yes. Please list details. See question 22 above

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:    938

Heating degree days average over the past three years: 5,481

 

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: 15.42 tonnes per 1,000 gross sq. ft.

          18.36 tonnes per 1,000 useable sq.ft.

2007: N/A

2006: N/A

 

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: 17.5 tonnes per student based on 2,200 students

2007: N/A

2006: N/A

 

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 college owns and maintains a 7.5 megawatt cogeneration plant, fueled by natural gas, which is capable of supplying 100% of the electricity for the campus as well as steam for absorption cooling and hot water for heating domestic hot water and condensate return. Over the last year the college has upgraded two large air handlers in the Science Center which included heat recovery. We use hot water setbacks on our buildings with hot water heat. The college has also decoupled several buildings to increase the efficiency of the central chilled water system which was a commissioned project.

 

The college has been much more aggressive in energy management and temperature set backs with significant results. When pumps are replaced VFD’s are the standard replacement. HVAC equipment is monitored and includes system tune ups and preventative maintenance. The college is also actively pursuing replacement of all incandescent light bulbs with CFL’s where applicable and replacing inefficient lights with more efficient lighting systems. A LED street light has just been installed for testing and if it performs well a replacement program will be initiated for all of the college’s nearly 400 street lights which are currently metal halide or high pressure sodium. Custodians routinely shut off lights in academic buildings when not needed and the students have been key in residence halls and have been extremely cooperative and enthusiastic to help reduce electrical consumption by turning off lights and appliances when not needed.

 

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.

“Turn Off Lights” stickers were placed on all switch plates in all rooms of the residence halls to remind students to turn off lights when not needed. At least one, month long energy competition is held for all of the residence hall complexes each year. Email reminders are posted on student faculty and staff conferences reminding them to shut windows and to turn off lights, appliances and electronics when not in use. This is especially effective before holidays and breaks such as between first and second term.

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?

[ X ]  No

[  ]  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

[    %]  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.

[ X ]  No

Please remember that Wellesley College produces most of the electricity it consumes through the utilization of its five cogeneration engines. In fiscal 2007-2008 the college only purchased 2 ½ % of the electricity consumed on campus and in some faculty housing.

[  ]  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:

 

536,796 MMBTU

Note: this does not include small boilers associated with the Distribution Center, Trades Shops and Grounds and Motor Pool buildings and some faculty housing.

 

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

 

Natural Gas for boilers: 202,337 MMBTU  (37.69%)

Natural Gas for cogeneration: 310,060 MMBTU  (57.76%)

Combined Natural gas equals 512,397 MMBTU   (95.45%)

#6 oil for boilers: 24,399 MMBTU ( 4.55%)

Note: this does not include small boilers associated with the Distribution Center, Trades Shops and Grounds and Motor Pool buildings and some faculty housing.

 

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]  Cardboard

[ X ]  Glass

[ X ]  Paper

[ X ]  Plastics (all)

[  ]  Plastics (some)

[ X ]  Other. Please list: Metals

 

37) Diversion rate: Waste diversion is at 12.5% exclusive of yard waste and is at 37% including yard waste.

 

We had a 22% increase by weight of recycled materials compared to 2007 with a total of 446,460 lbs. or over 223 tons being recycled in 2008. The recycling of mixed paper and cardboard increased over 15% for a total of 297,590 lbs. and commingled recycling (bottles, cans and glass) increased over 87% for a total of 39,310 lbs.

 

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

[   X ]  Cell phones

[  X  ]  Computers

[  X  ]  Lightbulbs

[  X ]  Printer cartridges

 

Quantities of the above recycled items are not available.

 

[    ]  Other E-waste. Please list:

 

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)

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

[ 100 %]

 

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:

 

Composting receptacles are provided during campus wide events and compostable paper products and dinnerware are provided so that all can be incorporated into the compost.

 

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:

 

Trying to limit paper consumption by encouraging students, faculty and staff to only print when needed and to duplex print when printing. At the end of the year unwanted books, dorm furnishings and clothing are donated to non-profit organization. At the end of the 2008-2009 academic year we donated 13,973 pounds.

 

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 College is committed to investigating LEED certification for all building undergoing extensive renovations and will not pursue LEED only when unfeasible. Alumnae Hall, the only building currently under major renovation is pursuing LEED certification. The Observatory is the next planned building for renovation and LEED certification will be pursued. Further, the Wang Campus Center is in the certification process for LEED-EB.

 

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS

43) Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.

[#      ]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.

In late 2008 the college initiated LEED certification for Alumnae Hall (38,700 sq.ft.) which is being gut renovated but we are not sure at what level it may be certified since the renovation is ongoing.

[    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.

[#      ]  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.

[#      ]  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.

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

[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

 

The college is in the process of pursuing LEED-EB certification for the Wang Campus Center (~50,000 sq.ft.). Utility meters have been installed and we are gathering the required energy data for a 12 month period.

 

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

[#      ]  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.

[#      ]  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).  

 

191 lights were retrofitted from metal halide to dual lamp fluorescent lights utilizing existing fixtures during the Spring Term 2008. These new lights will save 204,126 kWh of electricity annually with a cost savings of more than $26,000 per year. This will reduce the College’s carbon footprint by 200,043 lbs. annually. Over the last year the college has upgraded two large air handlers in the Science Center which included heat recovery. We use hot water setbacks on our buildings with hot water heat. The college has also decoupled several buildings to increase the efficiency of the central chilled water system which was a commissioned project.

 

Also, please see response to question 27 above.

 

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).   

In the summer of 2008 all shower heads in 27 buildings were replaced with Earth Massage, 1.25 gpm heads. These shower heads replaced 2.5 gpm heads and now account for 90% of all shower heads on campus.

 

Dual flush toilets have been installed in all of the bathrooms at the chapel and are planned for installation in Alumnae Hall, the Observatory and in renovated residence hall bathrooms.

 

All washing machines are high efficiency both in terms of water use and electrical consumption. This is a “deal breaker” in the awarding of the contract for any firm selected.

 

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

[  85%]

 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

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

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.

 

Name of program: Sustainability Coop

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

Number of students involved: 9

Additional details: Sustainability Coop is a student group that lives together and focuses on food justice, local/sustainable agriculture, personal environmental impact and campus awareness of sustainability

 

Last year the 130 students in the Bebee residence Hall voted to designate their dorm as a Green Dorm and were committed to living and promoting a more sustainable life style.

 

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):

 

In 2008 first year students and parents attended a poster board session on sustainable practices at Wellesley College and information on how they could participate and help. There was also an informational table available on sustainability to answer questions and to provide Eco Tips to the new students. First Years were provided with high quality, reusable drinking vessels to discourage bottled water use.

 

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

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

[  ]  No

[  ]  Yes. Please provide number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student:

[#    1 ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: Assisted as needed on a project basis.

[#     ]  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?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  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:

[#  18   ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 4

 

Each residence hall has an EcoRep. It is the responsibility of the EcoRep to educate her community about living more sustainably through sharing information, running programs, etc.. They also provide information to the overall community and assist with sustainable programming and events.

 

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:

 

WEED http://www.wellesley.edu/Activities/homepage/weed/~weed.html

 

Regeneration, which is a group dedicated farm justice and organic gardening. They maintain two organic garden plots and a series of Earth Boxes on campus with informal oversight by the Director of the Botanical Gardens and the Associate Director of Facilities.

 

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: 2005               

Frequency of competition: Annually

Participants: Students, Faculty and Staff

Incentives:

Goal of competition: To increase awareness and participation in recycling.

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition: Increased recycling throughout campus.

Website: http://www.recyclemania.org/

 

Please list details for all competitions.

Name of competition: Residence Complex Energy Competition

Year initiated: 2005               

Frequency of competition: One to two times per Academic Year

Participants: Students

Incentives: Award of the “Green Cup”, prizes and a pizza or ice cream party.

Goal of competition: To increase awareness of and to reduce energy consumption.

Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:

Lasting effects of competition: Increased recycling throughout campus.

Website:

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

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

[# 103 ]

 

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

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

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

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

[#   10  ]  Other. Please describe: Small utility vehicles such as the Kubota and Toro workman. In addition the College just purchased 5 electric bikes to be used by Campus Police and Facilities personnel and as a demonstration within the Community for those who may be hesitant to commute or get around campus by bicycle.

 

Please note that the College is upgrading its fueling station this summer, 2009, and a biodiesel tank and dispenser will be installed as part of this project.

 

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

[#     ~ 1   ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger 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:

[ X ]  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:

 

Wellesley College is a walking campus but free transportation is provided to anyone with disabilities.

 

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

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please describe:

 

The College offers free transportation to students (Exchange Bus) Monday - Friday, from 7:00 A.M. until 12:00 am. to seven off-campus destinations including Cambridge (Boston).

 

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?

[  ]  No

[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.

Year created: 2002

Total number of vehicles: 3

Number of hybrid vehicles:

Fee for membership: $35.00

 

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 Landscape Master Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees in 1998, strongly recommended that the primacy of pedestrians be restored throughout campus. To date a majority of that plan has been accomplished and Wellesley College is certainly a pedestrian orientated campus. Vehicles have mostly been eliminated in the core of campus and the majority of parking now occurs on the periphery of the campus.

 

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

[  N/A   %]

 

STATISTICS

 

69) Campus setting:

[  ]  Rural

[ X ]  Suburban

[  ]  Urban

[  ]  Other. Please describe:

 

70)  Total number of buildings: [#  61       ]

71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [2.5 million sq. ft.]

72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [2,190        ]

73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [154         ]

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

75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [   97 %] 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: [ X ]

80)  Environmental science/studies major: [ X ]

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

82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [ N/A: no graduate level programs at all ]

83)  Student green fee: [  ]

84)  Alumni green fund: [X  ]

85)  Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [  ]

86)  Campus garden or farm: [ X ]

87)  Single-stream recycling: [  ]

 

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