COREVALLIS, OR — Oregon State University
(OSU) has been designated a "Campus Sustainability Leader" by the Sustainable Endowments Institute
, which has announced the results of its annual Sustainability Report Card, according to a press release.
This is the fourth consecutive year that OSU has achieved that designation, raising its overall score each year: The Sustainable Endowments Institute''s 2011 Report Card has profiles for 322 institutions, based on 1,100 survey responses, the release stated.
The university got top marks for its student involvement, green building practices, administrative policies, operations, transportation initiatives and investment priorities, the release noted.
"As a university, we are showing new ways to become more sustainable and meet the institute’s high standards — even as those standards become increasingly more rigorous," said Brandon Trelstad, the university''s sustainability coordinator.
"OSU showed remarkable improvement this year in our investment-related activities, which is a direct result of efforts by the OSU Foundation," Trelstad added.
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