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Report Card 2010

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William Patterson University of New Jersey
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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C
Courtesy of William Patterson University of New Jersey

School details:

Endowment: $6 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Wayne, New Jersey

Enrollment: 7,530

 

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 Lou Pandl 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  
C
The Presidents' Climate Commitment Steering Committee implements sustainability projects, and the WPU Climate Action Committee promotes environmental awareness and education in the campus community. The university purchases exclusively Energy Star appliances, environmentally preferable paper, green cleaning products, and organic pesticides.
In 2007, the university succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 21 percent below 1990 levels. Energy efficiency efforts include the installation of carbon dioxide occupancy sensors to reduce energy use for heating and cooling.
Dining services sources milk and bread from local producers. All seafood purchases are made in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines. The university has a comprehensive recycling program, including the collection of electronic waste.
WPU has committed to meeting LEED standards for all new construction. The university is in the process of replacing plumbing fixtures with low-flow models in all residence halls.
A student club, Earth First, promotes environmental stewardship in residence halls and throughout the campus. The club has organized a fluorescent lightbulb exchange and local clean-ups. The group also distributes informational materials at new-student orientation.
Employees are eligible for a pretax payroll deduction to be applied to ride-sharing expenses. The university runs a shuttle bus around the campus and to local destinations. The campus fleet includes four hybrid vehicles.
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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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