The Sustainable Endowments Institute released its 2009 report on the greeny-ness of 300 public and private universities with the largest endowments, and, unsurprisingly, Louisianas universities didnt do so hot.
The reports previous, infamously low scores for each university only improved a half-grade each. Tulane and LSU (with endowments of $1,009 million and $657 million, respectively), each earned a C+, while Loyola (with a $301 million endowment) received a barely passing D though last years report let it squeeze by with a D-. Hey, at least its an improvement.
The institutes College Sustainability Green Report Card gathered data through public information and campus surveys, including an endowment survey to be filled by university administrators in which Loyola and Tulane didnt even participate. The report graded universities on administration, response to climate change and energy, green building, student involvement, transportation, endowment transparency, investment opportunities and shareholder engagement.
All three received failing grades in shareholder engagement Loyola also failed transportation and green building.