Villanova University Recognized as an Overall Sustainability Leader by Sustainable Endowments Institute, a Project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Villanova University is recognized by the Sustainable Endowments Institute as one of the 52 most environmentally-responsible universities in the US and Canada in the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card.
The College Sustainability Report Card, also called the “Green Report Card,” identifies colleges that exemplify best practices in environmental responsibility. The goal of the Report Card is to enable colleges to learn from one another and to thereby establish more effective sustainability policies.
Among 322 schools, Villanova has an overall grade of “A-” for its university-wide initiatives. This grade is based on performance in sustainability indicators across 9 categories. Villanova has an “A” in several categories, including Administration, Climate Change & Energy, Food & Recycling, Green Building, Investment Priorities, and Shareholder Engagement.
Villanova’s strong commitment to the environment is rooted in its Catholic Augustinian intellectual tradition and mission. For example, Villanova’s social responsibility investment policy endorses the principles espoused in the guidelines issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which include the promotion of human dignity and the protection of the environment.
Learn more at www.greenreportcard.org.