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Report Card 2011

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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
College Sustainability Report Card 2011

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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

School details:

Endowment: $10 million as of March 31, 2010

Location: Pomona, New Jersey


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: No


An application was submitted by Claudine Keenan 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  
Faculty members who have formed the Stockton Sustainability Committee have worked with facilities administrators on a number of initiatives, including the completion of a greenhouse gas emissions inventory. Stockton has a formal sustainability policy and incorporates sustainability into the college's master and strategic plans. The purchase of green cleaning supplies and environmentally preferable paper is required by the college’s green purchasing policy.
Stockton College uses a heat sink geothermal system to heat and cool half of campus buildings. The college has taken a number of measures to conserve energy, including the use of timers for temperature control in 90 percent of campus buildings and the installation of energy-efficient lighting. The college purchases 6 percent of its electricity from a solar array located on campus.
Dining services obtains 20 percent of food items from local sources. All eggs served on campus are cage free, and the college also purchases sustainably harvested seafood. Fair trade coffee is served in all dining locations, and discounts are offered to individuals who bring reusable mugs. Half of campus meals are trayless, and most catered meals are served with corn-based cups and cutlery products.
Since 2000, the college has adapted many building spaces for alternative use, including an abandoned library that was converted into classroom space. One building on campus is LEED Certified. The new campus center is registered for LEED review. Retention ponds, stone and vegetative swales, and underground infiltration structures are utilized to reduce stormwater runoff.
S.A.V.E., New Jersey's oldest student-run organization, is one of three student groups at Stockton College focused on environmental issues. Fifty students at Stockton live in a sustainability-themed living and learning community. Among other environment-related activities, incoming students participate in a zero-waste meal prior to the start of classes.
New Jersey Transit offers a 25 percent discount to Stockton students and operates three free shuttle buses on campus and to and from the transit stations when classes are in session. In 2008, the college began a bike-sharing program that is free of charge to students. Ten percent of the college’s vehicle fleet runs on 100 percent electricity.
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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