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Report Card 2011

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Hocking College
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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School details:

Endowment: $3 million as of June 30, 2009

Location: Nelsonville, Ohio


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: No


An application was submitted by Joe Wakeman to have this school evaluated in the College Sustainability Report Card 2011 . 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  
Hocking College has demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through a formal sustainability plan. Two administrative committees work to advance sustainability on campus, and the college's sustainability office employs a full-time coordinator. All napkins, tissues, and paper towels purchased for the college are made from postconsumer recycled material. A variety of Energy Star- and EPEAT-certified products are also used on campus.
The college aims to reduce emissions to 40 percent below 2009 levels by 2020. To reduce energy use, Hocking has initiated awareness campaigns, implemented energy management systems and HVAC upgrades, and installed advanced technology such as LED lighting, lighting sensors, and T5 and T8 lighting.
Dining services offers vegan meals in the dining halls, and fair trade coffee is available on campus. Disposable dishware is made of either recycled or biodegradable content, and discounts are offered to students who use reusable bags at campus stores. In order to reduce waste, used cooking oil is recycled for biodiesel production; all meals are trayless; and excess food is donated to a local food bank. Nearly all of dining services' waste is diverted from landfills, and all campus landscaping waste is composted or mulched.
The college is considering a policy to require all new construction projects to meet LEED Silver standards or better. Currently, one campus building, the Hocking College Energy Institute, is LEED Gold certified. The college is also developing a policy for green campus operations and maintenance.
The Green Club at Hocking has worked on a variety of initiatives advocating for greater student involvement in campus sustainability. The college participates in the annual RecycleMania competition to help change campus behavior on waste and consumption. Environmental themes are incorporated into orientation through skits and resident assistants' presentations.
Nearly half of the student body commutes via environmentally preferable methods such as carpooling or walking. A number of bike racks are available across campus, and the college has access to a local bike path.
No evaluation was made of Endowment Transparency because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
No evaluation was made of Investment Priorities because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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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