Georgia Tech continues to receive national attention for its commitment to sustainability, and this week was no different.
The Institute garnered an overall grade of "A-" on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, also known as the Green Report Card. The Sustainable Endowments Institute issues the annual report to measure sustainability initiatives at colleges and universities.
More than 330 national colleges and universities are graded in nine categories, ranging from Climate Change & Energy, Green Building and Food & Recycling to Administration, Investment Priorities and Student Involvement. In eight of the nine categories, Tech earned an "A" grade, added with a "C" in Shareholder Engagement.
Schools with an average grade of "A-" or better across all categories are recognized as Overall College Sustainability Leaders. Across the country, 52 institutions earned this distinction; for the region, only the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Furman University were awarded top-tier status. Seven schools received an A — the highest grade given.