Sewanee College 2009 Web Pages
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Sewanee had a clear environmental statement and policy as well as information on impediments and challenges. The historical report of Sewanee College was interesting and helpful in understanding the progression of the College’s environmental policy. In the final appendix of the environmental policy, the College is taking productive steps toward a more environmentally responsible campus and the students are active in employing an environmentally responsible president. The internal competition between the dorms is a beneficial idea to encourage better environmental living practices. Sewanee has received awards for its community development and ample volunteer and student activism, and has developed an organic garden and organic beef purchasing. There was thorough information on energy and renewable energy use. Water usage and wastewater information was available and indicated improvement but the data available were too old. Sewanee College produced no information on land use, pesticide use, green material used, or fertilizer use. Greenhouse gas emissions of any kind were not reported. There was no information on the endowment, environmental fines or expenses or investment practices. However, the information produced for the endowment and expenses on greenreportcard.org was extensive and if that were made posted to the College's own website it would improve Sewanee's score. Sewanee has no concrete numerical goals for the future, with the exception of the energy produced, and was limited information on its recycling practices. Hazardous waste released and produced was not reported, nor was there any data on environmental violations, accident rates, or health and safety citations. Human rights information is lacking, only a little information about the sexual harassment and equal opportunity policy and no information on lost workday case rate. Analyzed by Marissa L. Garvin, and posted to the web on 10/21/2009.
The letter grades reported below are based on all reports irrespective of year of the same sector in the database and may be slightly different from the grades in the individual sector reports, which are based on scores of companies in just that report.
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