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Report Card 2011

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Anna Maria College
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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C-
Courtesy of Anna Maria College

School details:

Endowment: $3 million as of March 31, 2010

Location: Paxton, Massachusetts

 

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 Cheryl Sleboda to have this school evaluated in the College Sustainability Report Card 2011.   A grant was awarded and a contribution was made to cover the cost of inclusion.  Learn more about how a school can apply for inclusion.

 

Please note: Data was collected in summer 2010 and may no longer be current.

 

Data compiled from survey responses, when available, and from independent research, when needed. For more information on data collection and evaluation, please see the  Methodology section.

 
Overall grade  
C -
Anna Maria College is committed to sustainability through a formal policy and components of its strategic plan. The President's Advisory Council on Environmental Sustainability recently completed the college’s climate action plan and implemented campus-wide, single-stream recycling. Appliances and computers purchased by the college are Energy Star rated.
The college completed its first greenhouse gas emissions inventory and has committed to a 45 percent emissions reduction from 2009 levels by 2011. To reduce its carbon footprint, the college is awaiting approval for a biomass boiler and will soon begin construction on a solar array that will satisfy 25 percent of campus electricity needs.
Dining services spends 30 percent of its annual budget on direct purchases from 25 local farms, including vegetables, fruit, diary, meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood. All milk served on campus is hormone- and antibiotic-free, and only fair trade coffee is served on campus. All meals are trayless and preconsumer food scraps are composted at half of meals. A comprehensive program diverts traditional recyclables, as well as some electronics, from traditional disposal.
Anna Maria College has adopted a formal green building policy and works to ensure that new construction projects meet LEED standards. The college has installed low-flow showerheads in all bathrooms to reduce campus water consumption.
Incoming students are introduced to elements of sustainability through skits and presentations given by residential assistants. The college hires one student intern each year to work on campus sustainability efforts.
The rural campus is small and walkable. Students may ride the WOO Bus to local area colleges. The college's master plan calls for a pedestrian-friendly campus with larger central walking areas.
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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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