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ning gree uses amp c Campuses are used to doling out the As through the Fs. But last month they were the ones receiving the grades as the Sustainable Endowments Institute released their College Sustainability Report Card 2010. A special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the annual publication provides school profiles and grades along with exclusive insights about sustainability in higher education. The report includes more than 1,100 survey responses about campus, dining, and student initiatives, as well as endowment investment. Among the findings was that – despite almost universal declines in endowments – those losses did not undermine sustainability initiatives. Mark Orlowski, executive director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, explains, “New financial realities encouraged saving money by adopting environmentally friendly innovations.” More than 95 percent of participating institutions agreed to share the inner workings of their green practices, resulting in more than 10,000 pages of detailed data and descriptions. Overall, the College Sustainability Report Card has the highest response rate of any college or university sustainability ranking or rating. “Colleges are now taking pride in greener campuses and sustainability-savvy investments: increasingly important concerns for parents and students in choosing a school,” Orlowski says. Chuparosa Hall (pictured) on Arizona State University’s campus is part of a community called Hassayampa Academic Village. The university scored an A- on the sustainability report card, and this hall is one of many in the village that helped them achieve that grade with its Silver LEED certification. Backing up that statement were recent results from a Princeton Review survey where 68 percent of almost 13,000 high school respondents said they would value information about a campus’ commitment to the environment. In the report, the highest grade was an A-, scored by 26 institutions. The survey results of these schools and all the others are available to read and compare at www.GreenReportCard.org. Does tHe Talking STick reaCH enougH oF your staFF? Call (614) 292-0099 or e-mail talkingstick@ acuho-i.org for more information about additional membership subscriptions. iN the Next Talking STick Coming in the January + February issue: • Flooring options for today’s facilities • The state of the amenities war • How student gender issues shape housing decisions And much more about the college and university housing profession. november + December 2009 aRIzona STaTe unIveRSITy green graDes
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Talking Stick - November/December 2009
Contents
Online Now
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Regroup
Facilities
Business
Calendar
No Small Measure
Military Matriculation
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
Welcome
Snapshot
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB2
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Cover2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Online Now
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 5
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Just In
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 9
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 10
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 11
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 12
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Transitions
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 15
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Regroup
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 17
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 18
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 19
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Facilities
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 21
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 22
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 23
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Business
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 25
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 26
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Calendar
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - No Small Measure
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 29
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 30
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 31
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 32
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 33
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 34
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 35
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Military Matriculation
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 37
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 40
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 41
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 42
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 43
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Conversations
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 45
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 46
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - First Takes
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Reporting Out
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Welcome
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 55
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Snapshot
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