Penn State Scores Well in Sustainability Report
A new study released by the Sustainability Endowments Institute has given Penn State a B+ grade for campus and endowment sustainability activities. This score is up from the B given to the University last year. The annual study takes the 300 colleges and universities in the United States that have the largest endowments and assigns them a letter grade in 9 categories.
Penn State scored well compared to the other Big Ten schools. Two Big Ten schools received A grades (Minnesota and Wisconsin), while 3 schools received B+ grades (Penn State, Michigan State, and Ohio State). Northwestern and Iowa brought up the rear, receiving C+ and C- grades, respectively.
Here’s how Penn State scored in all 9 categories:
- Administration – A
- Climate Change and Energy – A
- Food and Recycling – A
- Green Building – A
- Student Involvement – B
- Transportation – B
- Endowment Transparency – C
- Investment Priorities – A
- Shareholder Engagement – D
For more information about how Penn State scored, check out the full report.