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Purdue University North Central
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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D
Purdue University North Central

School details:

Endowment: $2 million as of June 30, 2009

Location: Westville, Indiana

 

Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: No

 

An application was submitted by Cameron Kelly-Johnson 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  
D
Purdue University North Central has incorporated sustainability into its strategic plan. The sustainability committee recently worked on completing a greenhouse gas emissions inventory, installing efficient restroom fixtures, and implementing a ride-sharing program. Office paper and paper towels at the university are made from postconsumer recycled content or are FSC certified. All computers and printers purchased for the campus are EPEAT certified.
The university has completed a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and has installed lighting sensors and vending machine sensors to reduce campus energy use.
The university spends nearly 30 percent of its annual food budget on local items, including vegetables, fruit, milk, processed dairy products, eggs, baked goods, and beverages. Fair trade coffee is available in all coffee-serving locations, and discounts are offered for the use of reusable mugs and to-go containers. In the fall of 2010, a trayless dining program is being launched. The university recycles all traditional materials and runs an electronics recycling program.
PNC has installed water meters in all buildings, and since 2005, the university has seen a 54 percent reduction in water consumption per weighted user. To conserve water, the university has installed low-flow faucets and replaced HVAC units and walk-in freezers with efficient air-cooled units.
The university has no known programs to involve students in campus sustainability activities. There are no known active student groups related to environment and sustainability.
Students have access to a ride-sharing program, and those who participate receive preferred parking. The university has not made public any other programs or practices that encourage or facilitate the use of alternative forms of transportation.
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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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