RIT Named Campus Sustainability Leader

University Included Among List of Most Sustainable Campuses in the Nation




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Rochester Institute of Technology’s efforts to develop comprehensive campus, research and education programs in sustainability has earned the university recognition as one of the most sustainable colleges and universities in the nation.

The College Sustainability Report Card has selected RIT as a “Campus Sustainability Leader” as part of its annual survey of American colleges and universities. It is the first time RIT has been selected for this prestigious honor.

RIT received high marks from the report card for its policy on green construction, as all new facilities built on campus need to be LEED certified, and the incorporation of sustainability into the university’s latest strategic plan. It was also noted for the strong student involvement in sustainable activities including RIT’s annual Greeks Go Green competition.

According to the College Sustainability Report Card, it is the only evaluation of campus and endowment sustainable activities at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. In contrast to academic focus on sustainability research and teaching, the report card examines colleges and universities through the lens of sustainability.

The Sustainability Report Card is produced by the Sustainability Endowments Institute, a non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing sustainable practices in campus operations and endowment practices.

To view RIT’s complete report, visit http://www.greenreportcard.org/report-card-2010/schools/rochester-institute-of-technology.